The Painel Global highlights an intense earthquake that hit 7.9 on the Richter scale was recorded 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea at 04:30 UTC (22/01). The violent quake had its epicenter located bellow coordinates 6.21S and 155.12E at 136 km deep. Despite the great intensity of the quake, the depth at which the event ocurred favors the dissipation of energy before reaching the surface.
According to the last 48 seismic records reported in the last 48 hours, the event of greater intensity occurred 41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea , at 04:30 UTC of the day 22/01. The event was located 136 km depth, and according to the USGS, United States Geological Survey, the magnitude of the quake was calculated in 7.9 degrees. Of the total number of events, 43 of them were classified as mild and 4 reached the status of moderates. . (Natália)