6.3 magnitude earthquake. In which region was the earthquake felt?

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday morning at 09:06, writes emsc-csem.org.

A powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday morning, but no major damage or casualties were expected, officials said. The Washington Post.

The US Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake was located in western New Britain province at a depth of 55.7 kilometers, causing strong shock waves.

Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern side of the island of New Guinea, east of Indonesia and north of Australia. It lies in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean, where the world’s seismic and volcanic activity is high.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck an isolated region of Papua New Guinea earlier this month, killing at least four people and destroying more than 300 homes.

Last September, 21 people died in the 7.6 magnitude earthquake.

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