Agriculture Awareness Bougainville Breaking News Business Culture Education Emergency Entertainment Fisheries Food Health History International Islands Life Momase News News Bulletin Pacific Papua New Guinea Politics Programs Travel Weather


The earthquake occurred as a result of interaction between the South Bismarck and North Bismarck micro Plates, in the vicinity of Shouten Islands approximately 52 km east of Wewak, East Sepik Province earlier this morning . The earthquake occurred along the Bismarck Sea Seismic Lineament at an area of known seismic zone.

 The screen shot below shows the location of the earthquake.

 The earthquake moderately felt in Wewak with earthquakes intensity of MM5 ( Modified Mercalli earthquake Intensity scale) There has not been any report of damage from this earthquake received by PMGO.

Although the earthquake occurred beneath the sea , earthquake mechanism suggest that the potential of a tsunami is unlikely. This information is prelimininay and is subjected to further revision.

~ Geophysical Observatory

Related posts

Air Niugini Officially Opens Rural Sales Office in Jiwaka Province

Mi Ripot

Helen Macindoe Re-appointed Chairperson for Cricket PNG

EMTV Online

Youth Olympic Games

EMTV Online
error: Content is protected !!