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EARTHQUAKE STRIKES ENB By Dulcie Amoniu

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES ENB 01 May 2015

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude occurred 44 kilometers near Pomio in East New Britain Province at around 8:45pm yesterday.

 

According to the Department of the Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management, the earthquake occurred as a result of interaction between the South Bismarck and the Solomon Plates.

 

The earthquake was felt strongly in Rabaul and Kokopo and the surrounding areas, however, no damages were reported.

 

 

The Department of the Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management says there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.

 
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