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Tue May 14, 2019, 12:15 PM

Powerful earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-today-tsunami-alert-issued-after-powerful-quake-live-updates-2019-05-14/
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A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 7.5 has struck Papua New Guinea. The quake was centered 28 miles northeast of Kokopo and hit at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


The quake had triggered a tsunami alert for the country and the nearby Solomon Islands, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later said the tsunami threat passed.

Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, to the east of Indonesia. It sits on the Pacific's "Ring of Fire," the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes and volcanic activity occur.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:16 PM

1. Big one!

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Tue May 14, 2019, 12:20 PM

2. K&R...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:32 PM

3. Thank goodness the islands "dodged" a tsunami,

their coasts at least. Lots of tiny ones.

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