Sunday , October 17 2021

Strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby : A 7.2 -magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea has been felt in Far North Queensland.The large quake shook the country’s east locations on Tuesday around 7.19am local time and had a depth of 146km.

 The Bureau of Meterology says the quake was felt in Far North Queensland.The quake struck 33km from the town of Bulolo, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), and was felt in the capital Port Moresby about 250 kilometres away.

 The epicentre of the strong quake was 127km below the surface, the USGS said, in a region some 66 km southwest of the town of Lae at the eastern edge of the mountainous country.

 There were no immediate reports of damage. The fire department in Lae said no one had yet called in to report damage or injuries so far following the quake. The Moresby-based National Disaster Management office said there had been no immediate reports of damage but news from the quake zone could take time to trickle in.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat because the earthquake was so deep.

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