World Shallow 6.3 earthquake strikes PNG Highlands

04:38  08 april  2018
04:38  08 april  2018 Source:   radionz.co.nz

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Buildings are damaged and a number of people are injured after another powerful earthquake hits the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea, provincial authorities say.

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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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