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7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Papua new Guinea

The Pacific state of Papua new Guinea has been shaken by a severe earthquake of magnitude 7.2. The Erdstoss occurred on Tuesday at 07.19 PM local time at a depth of more than 120 mph, according to the U.S. seismological authorities reported.

The epicenter was 33 kilometers from the town of Bulolo away and was felt up in the 250 or so kilometers to the capital Port Moresby.

Because of the depth of the quake no Tsunami danger, according to the authorities. The civil protection initially could not make any disclosures of, damage to, or Victims of the earthquake. Because of the poorly developed infrastructure in the country, it had taken in February 2018, after an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.5 for several days until the extent of the disaster became known. At the time, at least 125 people were killed.

120 km depth of The quake was felt in the capital, Port Moresby. Map: Google

Papua new Guinea lies on the Pacific-Australia plate, a 4000-kilometre section of the Pacific ring of fire. There is earthquake and volcanic are eruptions very often.


Created: 07.05.2019, 07:35 PM

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