Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea on December 17, 2016

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On December 17, 2016, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that occurred in Papua New Guinea was recorded by Weston Observatory.


Papua New Guinea earthquake recorded by educational seismographs in Texas (TX-ESP, E1TX) and in Massachusetts (BC-ESP, WOBC, Weston Observatory).

For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

Tsunami alerts canceled following 7.9 earthquake off Papua New Guinea (CNN)

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this and other earthquakes.

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring web site.

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