Chris Mackey

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Ireland

The Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory confirmed that the earthquake hit the eastern coast of Namatanai in NIP.

Assistant director for the geo-hazards division of Department of Mineral Policy and Geo-hazards Management, Chris McKee, confirmed that the earthquake occurred at about a 500km depth so that is no prospect of a tsunami.

McKee said the earthquake was very deep so it’s unlikely to have caused any damage and they haven’t had any reports of damages.