Strong Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes NEW GUINEA | March 23, 2024

Earthquake Today: 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

The quake on Sunday was at a depth of 65km. The quake was initially reported as being at a shallower 10km. An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck a remote part of northern Papua New Guinea.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat to Australia from the quake.

The epicenter was located 32.1 km (19.9 miles) ENE of Ambunti (population 2 073), 88.7 km (55.1 miles) SW of Wewak (population 18 230), and 228.7 km (142.1 miles) NNW of Mount Hagen (population 33 623), Papua New Guinea.

167,070 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 250 000 strong, 206,800 moderate.



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