Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an alert for nearby islands. No casualties were reported. But there was damage in parts of central Bougainville and the major town of Arawa. The provincial capital of Buka was blacked out and residents of the southern town of Buin were moved to higher ground as a precaution against a potential tsunami, Laukai said. All tsunami warnings were later lifted. Because of the great depth of the earthquake, there was probably no significant tsunami.

5.6 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.1 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.


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