2018 Papua New Guinea yirdquauk

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2018 Papua New Guinea earthquake
M 7.5 - 89km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea - intensity.jpg
USGS shakemap for the event
2018 Papua New Guinea yirdquauk is locatit in Papua New Guinea
2018 Papua New Guinea yirdquauk
Date25 February 2018
Oreegin time03:44:44, Feb 26 UTC+10 (local)
17:44:44, Feb 25 UTC
Magnitude7.5 Mw
Depth35 km (22 mi)
Epicentre6°08′56″S 142°45′58″E / 6.149°S 142.766°E / -6.149; 142.766Coordinates: 6°08′56″S 142°45′58″E / 6.149°S 142.766°E / -6.149; 142.766
TeepThrust fault
Auries affectitPapua New Guinea, Indonesia
Tot damageBuilding and infrastructure damage, sinkholes, landslides
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
LaundslidesYes
Eftershocks6.2 ML
6.0 ML
Casualties31 deid, 300 injurt

On 26 Februar 2018, at 3:44 a.m. local time (25 Februar, 17:44 UTC), a yirdquauk o 7.5 moment magnitude struck neist the boondary o Hela and Soothren Highlands Provinces in Papua New Guinea, 14 kilometres (10 mi) soothwast o Komo. The maximum felt intensity wis IX (Veeolent) on the Mercalli intensity scale.[1] At least 31 fowk war killt and a further 300 war injurt.

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