Massive 6.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea – Unbelievable details inside
In a startling turn of events, northern Papua New Guinea was rocked by a massive earthquake of magnitude 6.5 in the early hours of Tuesday. The US Geological Survey pinpointed the epicenter of this significant quake at a depth of 12 kilometres, striking fear and uncertainty among the locals.
Epicenter Near Wewak: Residents Feel the Tremor
The quake’s epicenter was alarmingly close to the coast, only 20 kilometres from the town of Wewak, the capital of East Sepik Province. Despite the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre confirming “no tsunami threat,” the proximity to Wewak has raised concerns among the residents and authorities.
Witness Describes the Earthquake Experience
Describing the quake, a local witness told AFP, “I think it lasted for almost a minute. Not very violent but kind of like you are on a boat or something — it was swaying.” This testimony adds a human element to the terrifying experience of the quake.
Seismic Activity Across the Globe: Quakes in Pakistan and Xizang
In a related development, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan, according to the National Center for Seismology. Furthermore, Xizang also experienced a 5.0 magnitude quake, highlighting a series of seismic activities occurring globally.
No Immediate Reports of Damage or Casualties
Despite the scale of the earthquake in Papua New Guinea and subsequent tremors in other regions, there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. However, emergency services remain on high alert, monitoring the situation closely.