30 Mar 2018

People in PNG's East New Britain startled awake by big quake

From , 4:04 pm on 30 March 2018

People in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain were woken early this morning by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was centred on land at a depth of ten kilometres in Pomio district, 144 kilometres east of Kimbe (kim-bay).

It's the same area around the south east coast of New Britain where a 6.3 quake hit on Monday, as well as a 5.6 quake three weeks ago.

Johnny Blades reports

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Photo: USGC