Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.9 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometres east of Taron in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said. The quake was deep, at 103 kilometres. Deeper earthquakes tend to cause less damage than shallow ones.

The USGS initially said the quake’s magnitude was 8.0, but later downgraded the strength.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was a threat of a tsunami in Papua New Guinea and nearby areas. A tsunami measuring less than 1 metre hit the coast of the island of New Ireland shortly after the earthquake. There were no immediate reports of damage from the tsunami or the quake, though officials were still working to contact people on the island, he said.

The quake knocked items off shelves and caused a blackout in the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, Taranu said.

6.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

6.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.7 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Peru-Brazil border region.

5.5 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.3 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit Tonga.

Five 5.1 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Four 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast6 of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Anatahan region in the Mariana Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

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