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6.7 magnitude earthquake shakes New Ireland

Papua New Guinea has experienced another earthquake early this morning, this time in the New Guinea Islands province of New Ireland.
This was confirmed by the Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory office this morning.
According to Mr. Mathew Moihoi of the Observatory, the 6.7megnatude earthquake occurred at 3:39am in the morning at Southern New Ireland.

“There have been no reports of damages or deaths following the earthquake at this time,” he said.
Mr. Moihoi also added that based on the available data, the earthquake did not generate a tsunami.
The earthquake occurred as a result of interaction between the Pacific and South Bismarck Plates and was felt strongly in Rabaul and possibly neighbouring areas.

Picture: Map of New Ireland province sourced from mappery.com

Posted by Staff Reporter : PNG Today on Friday, March 09, 2018. Filed under , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Share this Article

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