A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, cracking roads, destroying shops and shaking parts of Australia
- A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits the East New Guinea region of Papua New Guinea
- Photos and videos show damaged buildings, cars, roads and supermarkets
- Weather bureau says there is no imminent tsunami threat to Australia
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, causing widespread panic.
Locals reported power outages and damage to infrastructure, including major buildings, homes and roads, after the quake struck on Sunday.
There were no reports of casualties and no official confirmation of property damage.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the East New Guinea region of Papua New Guinea on Sunday
A photo of the Papua New Guinea earthquake shows debris inside a house (above), cracked roads, and damaged buildings.
The European Mediterranean Seismology Center said the quake was detected at a depth of 80km.
The U.S. Geological Survey, the tsunami warning system, issued a tsunami warning after the quake, but later said the threat had passed.
However, “slight variations in sea level are possible in some coastal areas,” he said.
The Bureau of Meteorology said there was no imminent tsunami threat to Australia.
Pictures show cracked roads near the epicenter of Sunday’s magnitude 7.6 quake
Residents of Papua New Guinea shared photos online of cracked roads, damaged buildings and cars, and goods falling from supermarket shelves.
People in Port Moresby reported feeling the effects of the quake 480 km from the epicenter.
“Of all earthquakes, I have never felt anything like this one. You can literally see the surface moving like ocean waves,” one reported. . volcano discovery.
“I am at Modilon General Hospital and most of the patients have fled the building, at least those who can walk and run. It was a very moving experience,” wrote another.
According to online reports, buildings including college dormitory rooms were damaged (pictured, dormitory at Goroka University)
“I lived in a two-story apartment building and I had the impression that the building was going to collapse with the shaking,” said another.
“The shaking was very strong and violent. I had never felt anything like it before. It was like the earth was floating in the sea,” wrote another.
Papua New Guinea is prone to earthquakes located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a hotspot of seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.
In 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook PNG’s remote mountainous highlands, killing more than 100 people and damaging thousands of homes.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11201045/Huge-7-6-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-Papua-New-Guinea-no-Australian-tsunami-threat.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Massive magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, but no tsunami threat in Australia