ANOTHER powerful earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea days after the country was struck by a deadly 7.5-magnitude tremor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
By Paul Martin

The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was centred 370 miles from capital Port Moresby
It was followed by two more measuring magnitude 5.0 and 5.1, US experts say
Comes a week after a huge 7.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 15 people

By JULIAN ROBINSON
DailyMail.com
6 March 2018

Another strong earthquake has shaken a remote Papua New Guinea region that was badly damaged by a powerful tremor last week.

The earthquake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centred 370 miles northwest of the capital Port Moresby at a fairly shallow at a depth of 14.3 miles.

It was followed by two others measuring magnitude 5.0 and 5.1. Strong quakes also hit earlier in the day, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The region is remote and sparsely populated, making information about possible damage and injuries hard to confirm.

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake on February 26 killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields.

The quake triggered landslides that blocked rivers, which then flooded small villages.

Aid workers were struggling to reach remote areas of Papua New Guinea’s rugged highlands today in the wake of the aftershocks.

The constant shaking driving people from their homes to makeshift shelters for fear of landslides.

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