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Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages. ― Google

Capital: Port Moresby

Population: 8.947 million (2020) World Bank

Continent: Oceania

Currency: Papua New Guinean kina

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Papua New Guinea - Earthquake

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An earthquake of 5.4 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in north-western East Sepik Province (north-western Papua New Guinea) on 9 October at 21.10 UTC (10 October 7.10 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 40 km north-northeast of Ambunti Town and 90 km southwest of Wewak City (East Sepik Province).

USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 32,000 to strong shaking.

According to media reports, there are no reports of any casualties or damage.

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  32,000
      Affected Persons

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