2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
|UTC time||2017-01-22 04:30:22|
|Local date||22 January 2017|
|Local time||15:30:22 BST|
|Depth||135 km (84 mi)|
|Areas affected||Solomon Islands|
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe)|
|Casualties||3 dead, 1 injured|
The 2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake was an Mww 7.9 earthquake that struck at 04:30 UTC on 22 January 2017. Three people were killed during the quake and one was injured. Damage occurred in Arawa and parts of central Bougainville, while a power outage occurred in Buka.
- CNN, Joe Sutton and Susannah Cullinane. "Magnitude 7.9 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea". CNN. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back". Reuters. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- Aloysius Laukai (January 24, 2017). "240117QUAKE HITS BOUGAINVILLE". NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
- Rod Mcguirk (22 January 2017). "Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via The Daily Republican.
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