The Painel Global shows that a powerful earthquake of 6.4 degrees in the Richter scale was recorded 92km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea at 16:19 UTC (08/02). The violent quake had its epicenter estimated to 31 km depth, under the coordinates 6.62S and 154.70E. Despite the great intensity, depth at which the event ocurred favors the dissipation of energy before reaching the surface. When it occurs in the ocean, events in this intensity and depth can trigger the formation and alerts of tsunamis.
According to the last 81 seismic records reported in the last 48 hours, the event of greater intensity occurred 92km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea , at 16:19 UTC of the day 08/02. The event was located 31 km depth, and according to the USGS, United States Geological Survey, the magnitude of the quake was calculated in 6.4 degrees. Of the total number of events, 69 of them were classified as mild and 11 reached the status of moderates. Only one of the tremors was rated among strong and very strong. (Natália)