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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua New Guinea at 12:48 UTC on March 10, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the second M6+...

March 10, 2019

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Explosive activity at Manam volcano, Aviation Color Code remains Red, Papua New Guinea

Explosive activity continues at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano, ejecting ash plume to an estimated 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level since March 1, 2019. Significant thermal anomalies were detected on March 2 and 3 as well as a plume of SO2 at approximately 3...

March 04, 2019

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea at 14:35 UTC on February 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 367.9 km (228.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 375 km (233 miles). The epicenter was...

February 17, 2019

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Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local...

January 24, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A powerful eruption started at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano around 04:48 UTC on January 23, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. The...

January 23, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake under Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit under the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea at 15:06 UTC on January 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can...

January 17, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 21:00 UTC on January 7, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Volcanic ash dissipated by 06:15 UTC, January 8. According to the Darwin VAAC, satellite imagery suggest volcanic ash...

January 08, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake, strong aftershocks hit P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M7.0 hit Papua New Guinea's New Britain Region at 20:48 UTC on October 10, 2018. The USGS is reporting a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). The quake was preceded by M6.1 at 20:45, and followed by M5.9 at...

October 11, 2018

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Eruption at Manam volcano ejects ash to 10.4 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, P.N.G.

A discrete emission of volcanic ash to a height of 10.4 km (34 000 feet) above sea level took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 12:48 UTC, October 5, 2018. The eruption does not seem to be ongoing, the Darwin VAAC said 14:17 UTC. Volcanic ash cloud...

October 05, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG

A powerful eruption took place at PNG's Manam volcano at 20:00 UTC, August 24, 2018 (06:00 local time, August 25). This sudden, high-impact eruption sent volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level and produced lava flows that forced 2 000 villagers...

August 26, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Britain, PNG

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 07:57 UTC (17:57 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 55 km (34...

May 09, 2018

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 05:48 UTC on April 7, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). This quake is an aftershock...

April 07, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits New Britain, P.N.G.

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale hit New Britain region of Papua New Guinea at 21:25 UTC on March 29, 2018. USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 60 (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a...

March 29, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 09:51 UTC on March 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 41 km (25.5 miles). EMSC is...

March 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 11:23 UTC on March 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 35.8 km (22.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). This earthquake is...

March 24, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 17:39 UTC on March 8, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This...

March 08, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.7 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Papua New Guinea at 14:13 UTC on March 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.9 km (14.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 0 km. This is the strongest aftershock to...

March 06, 2018

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Mount Bosavi eruption rumors are making people flee, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's aid agencies have expressed grave concern for people fleeing their villages due to rumors of a volcanic eruption at Mount Bosavi. PNG's Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and its associated ministry, Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship...

March 06, 2018

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M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths....

March 04, 2018

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Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea

Bosavi volcano located in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is showing signs of awakening after this week's M7.5 earthquake and hundreds of moderate to strong aftershocks. "As we speak we are seeing smoke building up at the top of the...

February 28, 2018

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M6.0 and 6.3 aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea

An aftershock of yesterday's M7.5 earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea at 08:26 UTC on February 26, 2018 at a depth of 23.6 km (14.6 miles). This is the 28th moderate to strong aftershock to hit this area since February 25th M7.5....

February 26, 2018

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Massive M7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Papua New Guinea at 17:44 UTC on February 25, 2018 (03:44 local time, February 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

February 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 22:47 UTC on January 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

January 27, 2018

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Islands around Kadovar evacuating amid fears of a new eruption of Bam volcano, P.N.G.

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from islands of Ruprup (Blup Blup) and Biem (Bam) to the mainland, including those already evacuated from Kadovar. The decision was made due to a tsunami risk to...

January 15, 2018

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Significant sulfur dioxide, ashfall over entire Kadovar island, P.N.G.

The entire island of Kadovar is receiving big amounts of ash and there is now a significant sulfur dioxide gas observed in and around the island, authorities said. The gas has contaminated the western part of the nearby island of Ruprup where Kadovar residents...

January 12, 2018

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Dormant Kadovar volcano awakens, first eruption in known history, P.N.G.

More than 500 people living on Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea have been evacuated following the first eruption of Kadovar volcano in known history. This volcano, dormant until yesterday, is part of the Schouten Islands, and lies off the...

January 06, 2018

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 52.7 km (32.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a...

December 01, 2017

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 07:11 UTC on November 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 57.8 km (35.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km...

November 27, 2017

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 21:26 UTC on November 7, 2017 (07:26 local time, November 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 107.4 km (66.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 122 km (75.8 miles)....

November 07, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 13:22 UTC on May 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 40.2 km (25.0 miles) ENE of Rabaul...

May 15, 2017

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Manam volcano alert level raised to three, Papua New Guinea

The Rabaul Volcanic Observatory has raised the volcanic eruption alert level for Manam volcano to three, informing Disaster Office officials ni Madang to immediately evacuate the population of the island. The volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC...

April 25, 2017

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Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on April 16, 2017, forcing evacuations. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. According to local media reports, residents said the volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC (19:00 local time) Sunday...

April 18, 2017

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Severe flooding and landslides hit Papua New Guinea

Heavy rainfalls since February 12, 2016, triggered series of floods and landslides in Papua New Guinea. At least 3 people have been reported dead so far, and 200 homes have been damaged. The rescue attempts for survivors is ongoing in Sigiwagi, Chimbu Province, and...

February 15, 2016

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Very strong earthquake M 6.8 struck Bougainville region, P.N.G.

M 7.1 earthquake struck Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea, on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 UTC. USGS measured depth at 58.3 km (36.2 miles), EMSC at 40 km. After preliminary analysis both USGS and EMSC changed the magnitude to 6.8. Epicenter was located 65 km

October 16, 2013

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Bougainville region, P.N.G.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea, on September 2, 2013 at 04:30 UTC. USGS measured depth at 49 km. Epicenter was located 54 km (34mi) WSW of Panguna and 65 km (40mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. There are

September 02, 2013

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New ash eruption at Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano at New Britain, PNG

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured smoke plume extending from Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano on Papua New Guinea on July 30, 2012 at 00:10 UTC. Rabaul volcano is one of the most active

July 31, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 7.2 followed by strong M 6.6 struck Papua New Guinea

A very strong, but luckily deep, M 7.2 earthquake struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on July 7, 2013 at 18:35 UTC. USGS measured depth at 378 km, EMSC at 383 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 110km (68mi) ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea

July 07, 2013

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck below Shortland Island, Solomon Islands

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck border region of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, on July 4, 2013 at 17:16 UTC. USGS measured depth at 72 km, EMSC at 60 km. This depth should have a weakening effect on the shaking. Epicenter was located 81km (50mi)

July 04, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.6 hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 01:32 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 105 km (65 miles) W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea and 113 km (70 miles) WSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

April 14, 2013