Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Major 7.5-magnitude natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 7-point 5 has struck Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands province at 35 kilometres deep at around 4AM local time on 26 February 2018 according to the US Geological Survey Major 7.5-magnitude natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea
Patty Aguilar | 26 February, 2018, 00:25

A 7.5-magnitude natural disaster struck the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

No #tsunami threat to Australia from mag. 7.5 #earthquake near New Guinea Highlands, PNG.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.5 magnitude quake was centered about 90 kilometers south of Porgera, in Enga province.

The natural disaster, which occurred at 1744GMT, had a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles), it added.

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It's not yet known if the quake has caused any damage, however there have been no reports of injuries at this stage.

The quake, 14 km from Komo, struck around 11.14 p.m., the United States Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit PNG's mountainous interior and USA scientists said there was no tsunami threat.

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