Skip to comments.Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible
Posted on 10/10/2018 4:14:39 PM PDT by topher
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami.
The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9.
Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh says any tsunami from the earthquake would only affect areas immediately around the epicenter.
But scientists dont have any tide gauges close to the where the earthquake happened, so are unable to say at this point whether tsunamis have been generated.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
7.0 quake, followed by 5.3 and 5.7 aftershocks.
Then a 6.3 quake an hour later...
DUTCHSINSE is reporting the quake now. He has update at 10 p.m. most evenings.
“Earthquakes in diverse places”
“...And Lord, bless the the pygmies of New Guinea”.
"And Lord, bless the starving Pygmies of New Guinea".
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