Papua New Guinea is jolted by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake, 11.09.2022

According to Jana Pursley, a USGS geophysicist, damage could be moderate to severe,

But no major population centres appeared to be in the path of the temblor's deadliest waves.

This has the potential to be a damaging earthquake," Pursley said

Despite liquefaction, which occurs when water-logged land loses foundational strength

and other instability, such as possible landslides, the USGS stated 

that the worst of the earthquake was likely to affect a relatively small population

According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred as a result of normal faulting about 56 miles

beneath the country near the northern edge of the Australia plate.

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