Masssive Earthquake hits region in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Masssive Earthquake hits region in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Minutes ago a 7.3 earthquake shook a region 192 km north of Port Moresby (PNG) in eastern Papua New Guinea.

The earthquake is strong enough to cause significant damage and injuries but may have struck not in a densely populated region.

According to local news reports a Tsunami warning is issued.  According to USGS there is no danger of a Tsunami in  American Samoa, Hawaii, or the U.S. and Canadian Coastlines.

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Secondary reports downgraded the strength to 6.9, but the situation remains unsure.

Date & Time: Fri, 17 Jul 02:50:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-07-17 02:50:23 UTC
Hypocenter depth: 85.5 km
Magnitude (Richter scale): 6.9

 

 

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