Hirunews Logo
6.7+magnitude+earthquake+strikes+off+coast+of+Papua+New+Guinea
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 10:18
6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Papua New Guinea
10,159

Views
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, measuring larger than the quake that rocked Italy last week.

While damage to the island nation is still unclear, Geoscience Australia estimates the earthquake could have caused damage up to 60km away and could have been felt by people up to 757km away.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, there is no current tsunami threat.

The epicenter of the earthquake hit 39km east of Namatanai, a town on the island province of New Ireland.

Last year in March, a 7.7 magnitude quake hit in a similar area on the northeast side of the island.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Gypsy community facing hardships
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 16:46
The Gypsy community who are found in Sri Lanka consider Kerala State in India as their native region.They speak Telugu language.The Gypsy community... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
3,174 Views
15,132 Views
565 Views
2,791 Views
161 Views
16,553 Views
Top