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Earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea

15-05-201915-05-2019 06:59:48 IST
Updated On 15-05-2019 07:03:49 ISTUpdated On 15-05-20192019-05-15T01:29:48.885Z15-05-2019 2019-05-15T01:29:42.994Z - 2019-05-15T01:33:49.805Z - 15-05-2019

Earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea
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Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 rattled the residents of Rabaul of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday night. Though it triggered Tsunami warning, officials said no such thing observed. 

No casualties were reported till the early hours of Wednesday as full assessment of damage was not done. Police said the quake was so strong that it shook the whole city. The quake was offshore and hit around 50 km east of Rabaul city. The depth at which it hit is 10km 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 km of the quake's epicentre along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. However, it later said that the threat had passed. 

According to Papua New Guinea's Disaster Management Office coordinator, Don Tokunai said about the villagers reporting the receding of the ocean but observed no damages or casualties. 

 

Papua New Guinea is one of the world's poorest countries, sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is still rebuilding from a 7.5 quake that hit some 900 km to the west in February 2018, killing at least 100 people.

Earthquakes are common and Tsunamis drench this small country due to its geographical situation. It is prone to quakes and tsunamis. 

Normally earthquake above seven in Richter scale cause damages and casualties, but despite the magnitude of the quake at 7.5, no casualties were reported in this context. 


Anand Murthy


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