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January 23, 2021

AROB Shakes Again

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After a week, another strong earthquake has hit Bougainville again. This time, it was less than last week’s earthquake which had a magnitude of 7.3.

Buin, in South Bougainville, felt the shake, not long after the recent violent earthquake.

One child died with several houses and properties destroyed in the huge.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor last week was located 52 km south west of Panguna and 54 km deep in the ocean.

Local leader Joseph Maineke speaking from Buin today said that this time no causality or damages have been reported.

The Rabaul Volcano Observatory in East New Britain monitored the earthquake and said that it measured, 6.9 on the Richter scale.

Meanwhile the National Disaster Office has not yet released any reports detailing the areas that were affected by the earthquake.

Director Martin Mose in an earlier interview said that once reports from Bougainville are gathered, a report will be finalized for release.

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