Strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

PNG 7.1 May 6 2015
May 2015PAPUA NEW GUINEA— A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) were possible within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter on the coast of Papua New Guinea. The agency lifted the warning about an hour. There were no reports of damage, said Chris McKee, assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in the capital, Port Moresby. Because the epicenter was so far offshore, the chance of serious damage on land was less likely, he said.
“The earthquake appears to have not been as big as first estimated,” McKee said. “I think the threat from that event is basically passed now. So we’ll just wait for the next one.” Thursday’s quake was located in a different area of Papua New Guinea than the previous three temblors that rattled the region over the past week, and was therefore an unrelated event, McKee said. Still, the area has been unusually active. “We think it’s probably something along the lines of just regional readjustment — movements in one area allow stress to be redistributed and that allows other areas to rupture,” McKee said. Betha Lorenz, owner of Rising Sun Lodge in the town of Arawa on Bougainville Island, said the quake delivered a powerful jolt, but did not appear to have caused any damage. –Washington Post
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3 Responses to Strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Just my thought: Are we about to see a catastrophic event involving major land deformation in this area?

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  2. Yellow Bird says:

    not yet, thanking GOD…
    but 3 large quakes here allready
    building toward… ?

    today i found this, a 2010 message from Kenyan prophet Dr Owuor
    http://www.6000years.org/frame.php?page=dreams_and_visions
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    “But listen precious people. There is an earthquake coming to this land. The Lord spoke with me about a HORRIFIC EARTHQUAKE, AN HISTORIC EARTHQUAKE TO VISIT AUSTRALIA…
    “And I was there myself, I don’t know, I guess you know how the Lord speaks to His prophets. He puts me in the earthquake, I also ran for my life today and the buildings collapsed on me, so I know what people will feel like on that day. And then, on the western horn the north west corner of Australia, He pushed the ocean, the earthquake pushed the ocean. And I see a huge wave a huge high speed wave, its a mountain of water pushed by the earthquake.
    “And the Lord said “THIS LAND MUST REPENT”. …”AND THEN THE EARTHQUAKE CAUSES THAT HUGE PUSH OF WATER, A MOUNTAIN OF WATER, LIKE SO MANY STORIES HIGH, AND PUSHED, A TSUNAMI IS COMING, PLEASE REPENT…”

    “”…There is an earthquake coming to Australia, but when it comes, it hits Australia at the north west corner, and its very interesting because when it hits Australia at the north west corner, the tsunami generated, does not come to Australia, but begins at the shores of Australia and sweeps/destroys the islands next to Australia….”
    ________________

    there is much more to his message, but it is that last bit that really struck me-
    is this not describing PNG?

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