Rachael Max, who is from Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, is being treated with traditional medicine and prayers from the faithfuls with hopes that God will spare her life.
She lives with her sister in Tubage Village in the Lake Kutubu area.
Her sister is married to a man from Tubage.
Senior Constable Bob Kone, a policeman at Moro police station, who is also from Tubage, said the young girl went fishing early that morning and after returning with her catch, decided to cook.
While she was cooking, the earth shook.