7.0 Earthquake 117 Kilometers Kimbe Papua New Guinea – At least three people were killed as a shallow 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s popular tourist hotspots. The victims in East Java’s Sumenep district perished after being crushed by collapsed buildings, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
“The earthquake happened early Thursday when they were sleeping and the quake suddenly rocked so they didn’t have time to evacuate.”, Nugroho said.
Indonesia’s disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it tries to take complete control of the response.is still reeling from an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi that . Officials say more than 80,000 people are living in temporary shelters or otherwise displaced.
There have been 22 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded in the New Guinea region since 1900. The dominant earthquake mechanisms are thrust and strike slip, associated with the arc-continent collision and the relative motions between numerous local microplates. The largest earthquake in the region was a M8.2 shallow thrust fault event in the northern Papua province of Indonesia that killed 166 people in 1996.
The western portion of the northern Australia plate boundary extends approximately 4800 km from New Guinea to Sumatra and primarily separates Australia from the Eurasia plate, including the Sunda block. This portion is dominantly convergent and includes subduction at the Sunda (Java) trench, and a young arc-continent collision.
- Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea 118.3 km (73.5 mi) – Population: 18847
- Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea 188.3 km (117 mi) NE – Population: 26273
- Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea 345.6 km (214.7 mi) N – Population: 14490
- Popondetta, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea 473 km (293.9 mi) – Population: 28198
- Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea 480.3 km (298.5 mi) – Population: 76255
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- 8.2 Earthquake 280 Kilometers NNE Ndoi Island Fiji
Video: Earthquake Papua New Guinea 10/10/2018