In Papua — New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 5.5. According to the National Geological Service of the U.S., the epicenter of the quake was located 180 km west-southwest of the town of Wewak. The earthquake was located at a depth of 111 km. Of deaths and injuries were reported.
Papua — New Guinea is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity. Earthquakes in this country occur regularly. In December 2010. Here there were three earthquakes, the strongest of which was magnitude 6.9 on December 2, 35 kilometers north-east of Kandrian.