The Painel Global highlights an intense earthquake that hit 6.7 on the Richter scale was recorded 39km E of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea at 03:11 UTC (31/08). The violent quake had its epicenter located bellow coordinates 3.69S and 152.78E at 499 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 51 seismic records reported in the last 48 hours, the event of greater intensity occurred 39km E of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea , at 03:11 UTC of the day 31/08. The event was located 499 km depth, and according to the USGS, United States Geological Survey, the magnitude of the quake was calculated in 6.7 degrees. Of the total number of events, 46 of them were classified as mild and 4 reached the status of moderates. Only one of the tremors was rated among strong and very strong. (Caio)