Series of Earthquakes Hit New Guinea Islands Region this morning

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By Edwin Fidelis – EMTV News, Kokopo

A series of earthquakes have hit parts of the New Guinea Islands region of Papua New Guinea this morning (11 October 2018).

The largest measured 7.0 at 6am, from an epicentre off the coast of Pomio, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake was followed by ongoing  aftershocks, many of them of more than magnitude of 6.0.

No major damages have been reported.

The Rabaul volcanological observatory is yet to release an official earthquake bulletin regarding this morning’s quakes.

Edwin Fidelis

is EMTV's correspondent based in Kokopo, East New Britain. He has been with EMTV for four years covering social issues, crime, politics, development and business stories for news and documentary programs. Edwin graduated from Divine Word University in 2013 with a Bachelor in Communication Arts and Journalism.

Edwin Fidelis