Papua New Guinea has been rattled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 about 140 kilometers south in the town called Kokopo located at Papua New Guinea northeastern part of the country with a depth of 10 kilometers according to the U.S Geological Survey. The officials also warned of a possible tsunami. Chris McKee, director of Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby reported that ” There were no immediate reports of waves being seen and no reports of damage”. “the earthquake is offshore and the nearb land areas are fairly sparsely populated, the quake was centered in the same area as two earthquakes that rocked Papaua New Guinea last week”, he added.
Based on the USGS data, there wre several earthquakes happened in the area. On March 29 this year, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake was also recorded located at south east of Kokopo. the next one was a 6.7 magnitude quake happened on the 30th of April same year south west of Kokopo, and was followed by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake the next day.