Tuesday began on quite a scary note in Papua New Guinea as its North coast was jolted by an earthquake. An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hit a region that was around 20 km away from the coast on November 28. The US Geological Survey has shared all the important information about the sudden natural disaster. The positive news from the frightening quake is that there is no threat or warning of tsunami as of now.
Here’s All You Need To Know About The Recent Earthquake In Papua New Guinea
Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, bulbJanuary 1, 1990 (@1Bulbjanuary) shared some details about the quake jolting on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea.
Earthquake m6.5+ 21:46:47 UTC near n. Coast of new Guinea. Papua new Guinea 11 27 23 pic.twitter.com/smevnmmMFT
— bulbJanuary 1, 1990 (@1Bulbjanuary) November 27, 2023
- The US Geological Survey stated that the epicentre of the tremors was about 12 km. Concerned authorities were able to detect the earthquake at 8:46 AM according to the local time (2146 GMT Monday).
- The earthquake jolted about 20 km away from the Northern coast and it was quite close to Wewak. This Papua New Guinea town is the capital of the East Sepik province.
- A staff of the Wewak Village Inn Hotel and Apartments talked about his experiences after the tremors hit the affected region. He told how it looked like the earthquake lasted for nearly a minute, according to a report by News18.
- People who were stuck in the natural disasters felt like they were on a boat. Though the impact was not too harsh or violent, it felt like being on a boat in the water as the ground felt like it was swaying in that span of almost a minute.
- Following the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre made the announcement that there was no threat of tsunami. After the scary situation, this news surely came as a bit of relief for all the people staying at the place and nearby as well.
Papua New Guinea Often Faces Such Natural Calamities
Sarah Lee Hooper 🌎🌱🌅 (@SarahLee_Hooper) took to the microblogging site ‘X’ platform and shared some details about the recent quake hitting off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
— Sarah Lee Hooper 🌎🌱🌅 (@SarahLee_Hooper) November 27, 2023
This is not the first time this country in Oceania has experienced something so alarming. The location of the country is such a part of the earth that earthquakes have become a common phenomenon now. Unfortunately, we often come across news of incidents like earthquakes jolting in different places of the country and sadly there have been times when people lost their lives due to the disasters. There have been similar incidents recorded this year and last year as well.
Just some time back in April, almost 180 homes faced severe damages after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolted here. Though the epicentre of the quake was Karawari covered by jungles and greenery, about 7 people lost their lives following the spine-chilling tremors and the consequences. More than a year back in September 2023, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit this country. Ten people died, houses were damaged, roads witnessed deep splits, and many such scary aftermaths were reported after the tremors in the northern part of Papua New Guinea.
We hope that everyone is safe!
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