Mw 6.7 New Britain Region
updated 28 May 2021 UTC

On 30 April 2015 a strong earthquake occurred at New Britain Region. The seismic event occurred at 10:45:06 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.7.

The earthquake was preceded by a planetary alignment involving Venus late on the 25th and a WPG peak coinciding with a high lunar peak on the 28th.

Sun-Venus-Jupiter        2015-04-25, 23:08:45  143°34'13"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

 

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