Magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea Natural Disasters
An earthquake measuring 6.7 at a depth of 42 kilometers occurred near Finshafen in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was located 103 kilometers east of the city of Lae, New Guinea, 184 kilometers southwest of Kandrian, New Britain, and 323 kilometers from the capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and the islands adjacent to it. The country is located on the border of two tectonic plates, the Australian and quietly ocean, and is part of the Tycho-oceanic volcanic Ring of Fire. Large parts of Papua New Guinea formed relatively recently, as a result of underground movements and volcanic activity. This explains the constant earthquakes in the country.