Papua New Guinea 1998 earthquake epicenter

Simplistic map shows islands and fault lines are drawn on top with a star at the location of a 1998 earthquake.

Detailed Description

New Guinea is a seismically active region, the site of an arc-continent collision, where tectonic plates are converging and sliding past each other. The tectonic boundaries and faulting in this region are very complex. Star shows the epicenter of the 1998 earthquake.


Image Dimensions: 833 x 413

Location Taken: PG


Modified fromĀ Abers and McCaffrey (1988)