USGS Event Page
41km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2017-01-22 04:30:23 UTC
136.0 km depth
USGS Tectonic Summary:
The January 22nd, 2017, M 7.9 earthquake west of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, occurred as the result of reverse faulting at an intermediate depth (~150 km) beneath the island of Bougainville (North Solomons). At the location of the earthquake, the Australia plate is converging with and subducting beneath the Pacific plate in an east-northeast direction at a rate of approximately 103 mm/yr.