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Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 strikes Eastern New Guinea region in Papua New Guinea – Brospar Daily News

The US Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea. The earthquake struck at 6:46 a.m. and preliminary readings indicated a depth of 67 kilometers (42 miles) east of the sparsely populated area. NOAA has since said there is no threat of a tsunami in the area. The extent of the damage is unclear, but the USGS estimates that “some casualties and damage are likely and the impact should be relative to Papua New Guinea, which is located on the eastern half of the island. of New Guinea, east of Indonesia and north of eastern Australia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean. The “Ring of Fire”, or the arc of the Pacific seismic fault, is where most earthquakes and volcanic activity occur in the world.A 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the center of the country in 2018 killed at least 125 people.This quake hit areas remote and undeveloped areas, the assessment of the extent of casualties and injuries is slow.

The US Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea.

The quake, which struck at 6:46 a.m., was located 67 kilometers (42 miles) east of sparsely populated Kenantu at a depth of about 50 to 60 kilometers (30 to 40 miles).

Since then, NOAA has said there is no threat of a tsunami in the area.

The extent of the damage is unclear, but the USGS says “some casualties and damage are likely and the impact should be relatively localized.”

Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, east of Indonesia and north of eastern Australia.

It sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic activity occur.

At least 125 people were killed in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the central region of the country in 2018. This earthquake struck remote and underdeveloped areas, and the scale of the damage and damage has been slow to assess.

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