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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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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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M 6.8 struck near north coast of New Guinea, PNG

USGS and EMSC registered shallow M 6.8 struck near coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea on April 16, 2013 at 22:55 UTC. The epicenter was 136 km (84 miles) WNW from Wewak and 870 km (5441 miles) NW from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at coordinates 3.178°S,

April 16, 2013

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PNG's Tavurvur volcano erupts again after 17 months of quiet time

Radio New Zealand is reporting new eruptions of Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano (Rabaul caldera). The ash and vapour blowing from the volcano affected flights to Tokua Airport. Air Niugini says the flight suspension came into effect on Monday, January 21, 2013

January 22, 2013

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck 9 km east of Kainantu (with population of 8,509 people) at Papua New Guinea, on March 21, 2012 at 22:15:05 UTC (08:15:05 AM by local time) according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 66 km (41 miles) east-southeast of

March 21, 2012

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea

Strong magnitude 7.3  earthquake hit Papua New Guinea today at 05:04:56 UTC and was located 89 km (55 miles) SSW of Lae, New Guinea, 123 km (76 miles) ENE of Kerema, New Guinea and 221 km (137 miles) NNW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (7.518°S, 146.767°E).

December 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit near New Ireland, PNG

Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 struck today at 12:26:48 UTC near the Papua New Guinea islands coast (5.532°S, 153.680°E) according to USGS. The earthquake epicenter is on top of a steep subduction zone at depth of 50.4 km (31.3 miles) located 137 km (85 miles)

November 28, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

A shallow earthquake, magnitude 6.0 at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) hit region of New Britain, Papua New Guinea on October 18, 2011 at 05:05:05 UTC.The epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG, 163 km (101 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain

October 18, 2011

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Magnitude 6.7 - Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake at intermediate depth occurred very close to the PNG town of Finschhafen. Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Eastern New Guinea region with location 103 km (64 miles) E of Lae, New Guinea, 184 km (114 miles) WSW of Kandrian, New Britain, 323 km

October 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Near north coast of New Guinea

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken the South Pacific region near the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Epicenter was 48 km (29 miles) ESE of Wewak, 242 km (150 miles) N of Mount Hagen, New Guinea, PNG (3.638°S, 144.160°E) at depth of 34.9 km (21.7 miles)

September 13, 2011

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 134 km (83 miles) E of Wewak and 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Madang, New Guinea, PNG at  23:38:57 UTC. The epicenter was on depth of 16.8 km (10.4 miles) at location 3.569°S, 144.844°E.Green alert for shaking-related

August 01, 2011

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6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was reported in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea. There have been no reports of tsunami warnings being issued. Strong shaking was felt in Rabaul, a New Britain town about 250 miles (400 kilometers) away from the epicenter.

June 16, 2011