World Shallow 6.3 earthquake strikes PNG Highlands

04:38  08 april  2018
04:38  08 april  2018 Source:   Radio New Zealand

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Northwest British Columbia and southeastern Alaska were struck by a M=6.2 earthquake at 4:31 a.m. this morning, and a M= 6 . 3 less than two hours later. Both of these earthquakes were shallow , 2 km and 10 km respectively, and were widely felt throughout the area.

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6 . 3 has struck near the coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, a European earthquake monitor said. Approximately 13 hours earlier: Shallow 6 . 3 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia's Java Island.

Papua New Guinea's earthquake-devastated Highlands has been rocked by yet another massive tremor. © Twitter/ RNZ Papua New Guinea's earthquake-devastated Highlands has been rocked by yet another massive tremor. Papua New Guinea's earthquake-devastated Highlands has been rocked by yet another massive tremor.

The United States Geological Survey said a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck 88 kilometres west-southwest of Porgera, in Enga province.

It struck at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The epicentre is only slightly west of Hela and Southern Highlands provinces, which were devastated by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake on 26 February.

That tremor killed at least 125 people and left hundreds of thousands in need of aid more than a month later.

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