New Ireland earthquake 2016

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.