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<p>A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea on February 25, 2018. This was followed by a series of aftershocks, producing widespread landslides that have killed dozens and injured hundreds. The same landslides have ...
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Reuters   27 February 2018   Papua New Guinea   Hela  
<p>Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead.</p> <p>The 7.5 magnitude ...
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ABC News   07 January 2018   Papua New Guinea  
<p>A remote island volcano in Papua New Guinea has begun spewing ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of more than 500 residents, media and non-profit groups have said.</p> <p>Kadovar Island, a 365-metre tall volcano on the north coast of PNG, was thought ...
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<p>Work is now under way in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on the construction of the eye-catching venue for the APEC Leaders Summit in 2018.</p> <p>PNG&rsquo;s prime minister Peter O&rsquo;Neill CMG MP welcomed the groundbreaking at the site of the new building. ...
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Reuters   17 October 2016   Papua New Guinea   Oceania  
<p>A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.</p><p>There was no tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and there were ...
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NDTV   09 February 2016   Papua New Guinea   Bougainville Island  
<p>Sydney, Australia: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island early Tuesday, US seismologists said, with no immediate tsunami warning issued.<br />The quake hit some 96 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Panguna ...
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BNO news   26 January 2016   Papua New Guinea   New Britain  
<p>A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 has struck the Solomon Sea off the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, seismologists say. (more) </p>
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<p>SYDNEY—A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.</p><p>A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) ...
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