At 18:44 UTC on 8 September 2002 (04:44 on 9 September, local time), a strong earthquake (mb 6.5, MS 7.8; hereafter “PNG02”) occurred off the northern coast of the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”; see Figure 1) and triggered a moderate tsunami that was observed along 300 km of the northern PNG coast. This event is of particular interest since it occurred only 120 km east-southeast of the earthquake of 17 July 1998 (mb 5.9, MS 7.0; hereafter “PNG98”), which triggered a devastating tsunami with a death toll exceeding...
Field Survey and Preliminary Modeling of the Wewak, Papua New Guinea Earthquake and Tsunami of 9 September 2002
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Jose C. Borrero, James Bu, Christine Saiang, Burak Uslu, John Freckman, Brandon Gomer, Emile A. Okal, Costas E. Synolakis; Field Survey and Preliminary Modeling of the Wewak, Papua New Guinea Earthquake and Tsunami of 9 September 2002. Seismological Research Letters ; 74 (4): 393–405. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.74.4.393
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