M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
21 Jun 2016 17:12:09 UTC
22 Jun 2016 03:12:09 near epicenter
21 Jun 2016 09:12:09 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.523S 151.839E
Depth 366 km
Distances
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea
103 km (63 mi) NNW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
156 km (96 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
292 km (181 mi) NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
833 km (516 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 108; Dmin = 82.1 km; Rmss = 1.07 seconds; Gp = 17°
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Event ID us 200065sc

IT’S NOT RADIO …IT is a RESCUE MISSION Updated June 17 2016

Two twin otter aircraft from Calgary are enroute to the Antarctic on a medical rescue to mission. To read more and follow the event go to

http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/06/14/antarctic-rescue-underway-by-calgary-airline

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGKBO/history/20160614/1240Z/CYYC/KAPA

UPDATED JUNE 17 WITH A FOX REPORT.  I may have missed it but I didn’t see any mention the aircraft and crews were Canadian..

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/06/17/at-worlds-most-remote-place-dangerous-rescue-in-works.html?intcmp=hplnws

COASTAL RESPONSE MASS CASUALTY CENTRE.

The mass casualty centre was established. At this site was a portable medical centre, an amateur radio station and a coroner’s disaster team

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cvarscoroner truck

BC Ambulance 2

The mobile hospital is a legacy from the Olympics in Whistler. It can handle 14 beds, has an operating theatre that can be converted into an isolation room.

The amateur station handled communication for this location. In addition behind the amateur station was a field suitable to helicopters to land.

The coroners truck doesn’t need any explanation !

Outside these photos is  large building that was adapted for casualties.

COASTAL RESPONSE A HAM STATION DOWNTOWN

During the Coastal Response Exercise amateur radio set up several stations in the Port Alberni. One of these stations was outside the Emergency Operations Centre in downtown Port Alberni . Here amateurs manned vhf,uhf, digital vhf and hf as well as satellite connections. This station was established outside the front door of the EOC so the runners earned their keep !

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EXERCISE COASTAL RESPONSE IS OVER . HERE IS SOME INFORMATION

During Exercise Coastal Response many organizations responded. Over the next few days I will go through some of these agencies.  First off the mark is the BC Ambulance Service. There communication vehicles can speak to any police department in the province, they can make contacts on any ham band,  they can use satellite phones,and they can dispatch ambulances . An interesting vehicle20160609_10313220160609_13060420160609_13173820160609_131605