6.9 magnitude earthquake shake Papua New Guinea


New Britain: On Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, strong 6.9 magnitude quake shake the Coast of New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center have never been issued a warning of Tsunami and no any damage been reported.

The USGS reports, the quake center was a shallow 35 km (21 miles) deep in the sea between New Britain island and Papua New Guinea’s north coast.

Claire Jolam, receptionist at Walindi Plantation Resort place at Kimbe on New Britain said, quake shakes us for few minuts but no any damage was happened.

The quake epicenter was place 750 km (460 miles) away on the country’s south coast. It was too strong to shake the capital Port Moresby.

Albert Kasokason who is resident of the Port Moresby told to media, he felt quake at his office.

He said, no damage was happened but most of the people went through it.

In July 1998, two undersea quakes of magnitude 7.0 created three tsunamis that killed several 2,100 people near the town of Aitape on Papua New Guinea’s north coast.

Papua New Guinea is on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” which has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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