6.8 earthquake hits New Ireland

ANOTHER earthquake has taken place in Papua New Guinea, striking off an island in New Ireland Province.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 12 March 2018
  • 09:18
  • News
6.8 earthquake hits New Ireland

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The US Geographical Survey said the 6.8 magnitude earthquake took place at 3.50am PNG time on Friday morning, at a depth of 10km.
 
However, officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that, based on the current evidence, there was no tsunami threat to nearby islands.
 
This comes shortly after the February 26 earthquake which hit in the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces, and the subsequent aftershocks a week later.
 
Over 100 lives were lost in the earthquakes, which destroyed homes and entire villages, as well as damaging infrastructure and putting oil and gas projects on hold.

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