Tuesday, 07 December 2021 04:35 GMT

Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) The U.S. Geological Survey Tuesday reported that a 7.5 -magnitude quake struck about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 63 kilometers (40 miles).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) were possible within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of waves being seen and no reports of damage, said Chris McKee, assistant director Geophysical Observatory in the capital, Port Moresby.

Tuesday's quake was centered in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papua New Guinea last week. The nation sits on the Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common.


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