M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
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
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°
Event ID us 200065sc
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Amateur Radio established a station outside the main reception centre to aid in communication. When a secondary reception centre was established anoher amateur station set up with a portable kit.
The mass casualty centre was established. At this site was a portable medical centre, an amateur radio station and a coroner’s disaster team
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.
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 !