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.
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