Published On: Thu, Jul 13th, 2017

Earth quake at Papua New Guinea – 6.4 Magnitude measured


6.4 Magnitude was felt at Papua New Gunina. Papua New Guinea is situated on the 4000 Kilometre long Pacific Australia Plate which is pretty prone to earth quotes. It is part of a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction of tectonic plates called “Ring of fire”.

Earth quake measured to be around 6.4 magnitude hit a depth of 46 Kilometres around the not so populated New Ireland. Though there have been no tsunami warning according to the reports by the Hawaii based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the radius of around 50 Kilometre would be damaged due to the quake.

Azam Sait

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Earth quake at Papua New Guinea – 6.4 Magnitude measured