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PNG quake claims 30

Alisi Vucago
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Update: 3:48PM MORE than 30 people died after the 7.6 magnitude that occurred in Hela and Southern Highlands in Papua New Guinea yesterday morning.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck at a depth of 35kilometres in Komo-Magarima district at around 4am yesterday.

Papua New Guinea today reports four out of the 10 people killed in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea were children.

"In Western Highlands, electricity is still cut off. Some workers in the centre of town have returned home after their buildings were declared unsafe," Papua New Guinea today reports.

"The national government has since sent an assessment team to the Southern Highlands to assess the damage."

Radio New Zealand reports the epicentre of the quake was located in a rugged region near Mt Sisa, which is close to key infrastructure for PNG's ExxonMobil-led LNG gas project.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there are no regional tsunami threats.

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