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Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake
Source: Reuters

Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guineas remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some 560 km (350 miles) northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, triggering landsl...


Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations
Source: Reuters

Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guineas Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, prompting oil and gas companies to immediately suspend operations in the energy-rich interior. The tremor hit near the center of Papua New Guineas main island around 560 km (350 miles) from the capital, Port Moresby, at around 3.45 a.m. local time (15...


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