The focal depth of the M5.8 earthquake in Papua New Guinea is 510 km.

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 The focal depth of the M5.8 earthquake in Papua New Guinea is 510 km.


According to the official determination of China Seismological Network, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea at 1:8 on July 12, Beijing Time (3:8 on July 12, local time). The focal depth of the earthquake was 510 km, the epicenter was located at 4.65 degrees south latitude and 155.27 degrees east longitude.

Background:

Surrounding Cities: There is a large and medium-sized city within 200 km of the epicenter, most recently Arawa, about 179 km from the epicenter.

The epicentre topography: the average elevation within 5 km of the epicentre is about - 1461 M.

Source: Responsible Editor of China Seismological Network: Youyuanyuan_NO4712