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Earth Quake in Java and Papua New Guinea

Earth Quake in Java and Papua New Guinea

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Oct 2018 8:33 AM GMT

Canberra: Two major quakes hit Indonesia and Papua New Guinea located in the Pacific Ring of Fire on Thursday, killing at least three people in Java. An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing three people in buildings than shattered like a house of cards, Efe news reported. The quake occurred in the Bali Sea located between the islands of Bali and Java. Later a 7.0 quake shook the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea (PNG), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It occurred at a depth of 40.3 km at 6.48 a.m. and the epicentre was located some 117 km east of Kimbe, the capital of the province of Western New Britain, with a population of 27,000. (IANS)

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