Papua New Guinea Earthquake

- May 09, 2020-

Xinhua News Agency, Sydney, May 7 (Reporter Chen Yu) Port Moresby: According to the U.S. Geological Survey ’s Earthquake Information Network, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred in the waters near Taron in Papua New Guinea on the evening of 7th There are no reports of casualties and property losses.

The earthquake occurred at 21:21 on the 7th local time (19:21 on the 7th, Beijing time). The epicenter was located 186 kilometers east of Talong and the focal depth was 466.2 kilometers.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning about the earthquake.

Papua New Guinea is located at the junction of continental plates and is located in the Pacific Rim volcanic zone, with frequent earthquakes.