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Subject: USGS Earthquake report

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake near NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
3.08S, 141.76E depth 33.0km Fri Jul 17 08:49:15 1998 GMT
An earthquake has occurred. Following is information provided
by the National Earthquake Information Service of the USGS.
This information is preliminary and subject to correction.
Time: GMT Fri Jul 17 08:49:15 1998
(EDT Fri Jul 17 04:49:15 1998)
(PDT Fri Jul 17 01:49:15 1998)
Magnitude: 7.0, determined using its surface wave characteristics
Epicenter: 3.08S, 141.76E (NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)
Precision: C, where A is fine and D is coarse.
Depth of focus: 33.0km below sea level at the epicenter.
Note that the depth of focus is given as 33.0km, indicating
that the depth was known to be shallow but could not be determined
precisely.
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