Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of the most seismically active areas in the world. It is estimated that over 100 earthquakes of magnitude five or greater occur each year in the country. – EPA pic, February 26, 2023.

A MAGNITUDE 6.2 earthquake struck the remote New Britain region of Papua New Guinea today, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake had a depth of 38km, the USGS said, and was recorded in the sparsely populated West New Britain archipelago region this morning. 

The shaking was felt at a Walindi Plantation Resort near the town of Kimbe about 80km away from the quake but it was described by a worker as “not too bad”. 

“No one really reacted, it shook, but no damage,” resort worker Vanessa Hughes told AFP. – AFP, February 26, 2023.

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