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Admin Reporter- Ajay

Oct 11 2018


7.0 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea, Tsunami warning issued

Sydney,11,October,2018

 

Sydney: An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude was felt on Thursday in the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea due to which Tsunami warnings had to be issued. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported that some tsunamis are expected to rise to the fierce waves of tsunamis. He said that it is estimated that the waves of tsunami less than 0.3 meters (one foot) on the banks of PNG and Solomon Islands will rise.

 

 

 

 

A spokesperson of the National Disaster Management Office of the country said that there is no news of any kind of damage, but after some major earthquake, such news takes some time. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the center of the earthquake was located 125 kilometers east of Kimbe city on the island of New Britain. The depth of the earthquake was about 40 kilometers below the ground.

 

 

 

 

Two small shocks were felt immediately before and after the big earthquake. The USGS said that the earthquake was "less likely to be casualties and losses" but also warned that it would threaten tsunami and landslide. Significantly, Papua New Guinea comes in the sensitive area in terms of earthquake. In February, at least 125 people died in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

 

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