SYDNEY: A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Tuesday, US seismologists said.
The quake struck at 9 am local time (2300 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) 70 kilometres southwest of the nearest city of Ialibu, the United States geological survey said.
Earthquakes are common in PNG, which sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake occurred 110 kilometres (68 miles) northeast off the town of Taron on the island of New Ireland at 4.35 am local time (1835 GMT Sunday).
It hit at a depth of 379 kilometres and no tsunami warning has been issued.
SYDNEY — A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea’s north coast city of Lae, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.
The quake, about 150 km (95 miles) east of Lae, was initially recorded at a depth of about 20 km, although that figure was later revised to 87 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.
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