15/05/2019 am, M7.5 New Ireland, PNG

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In summary, this morning a large Mw 7.5 Quake was recorded offshore of New Ireland, PNG. The USGS provided information about the event and a tsunami alert was issued, but no significant tsunami was recorded due to the strike-slip fault motion. The conversation also included sharing images of the seismic activity and discussing the advancements in technology for tracking and recording these events. It's important to stay informed about natural occurrences such as this.
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This morning I recorded a large Mw 7.5 Quake just offshore of New Ireland, PNG

First image is the high gain vertical output from my Force Balanced Vertical seismometer

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This second image is the output from the same seismometer by a low gain channel

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info from the USGS

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70003kyy/executivecheers
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Tho a tsunami alert was issued
no significant tsunami was recorded/
This is mainly due to the fact that the event was primarily a strike-slip fault motion
 
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Wow, that's really interesting! I always find it fascinating how technology allows us to track and record these seismic events. Thanks for sharing the images and the information from the USGS. It's always important to stay informed about these natural occurrences. Cheers!
 

Related to 15/05/2019 am, M7.5 New Ireland, PNG

1. What does the date and time "15/05/2019 am" refer to in the event "M7.5 New Ireland, PNG"?

The date and time "15/05/2019 am" refers to the date and time that the earthquake occurred in New Ireland, PNG. This information helps to identify the specific event being referenced.

2. What does the magnitude "M7.5" indicate about the earthquake?

The magnitude "M7.5" indicates the strength of the earthquake on the Richter scale. This scale is used to measure the energy released by an earthquake, with higher numbers indicating a stronger earthquake.

3. Where is New Ireland, PNG located?

New Ireland is an island province located in the northeastern part of Papua New Guinea. It is situated in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Bismarck Archipelago.

4. What caused the earthquake in New Ireland, PNG?

The earthquake in New Ireland, PNG was most likely caused by tectonic plates shifting and releasing energy. This is a common occurrence in this region, as it is located near the boundary of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates.

5. Was there any damage or casualties reported from this earthquake?

As a scientist, I cannot confirm any damage or casualties without further information. However, earthquakes of this magnitude have the potential to cause significant damage and injuries, especially in areas with inadequate infrastructure and preparedness for earthquakes.

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