Travel Alert: Papua New Guinea [July 3, 2021]


A magnitude-5.5 earthquake has been reported in the Pacific Ocean off northern Papua New Guinea at 22:01 PGT Aug. 3. The epicenter was about 111 km (69 miles) east-northeast of Lorengau. The tremor was recorded at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), light to moderate shaking has been confirmed throughout Manus and Mussau islands. There have been no confirmed reports of damage or casualties caused by the earthquake; however, significant damage is unlikely on Los Negros Island. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Aftershocks are likely over the coming days. The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories.

Officials may temporarily shut down transportation infrastructure in the tremor zone to check for damage. Minor disruptions could occur during shutdowns, but service will likely resume quickly if no damage is found. Utility outages are possible, particularly near the earthquake’s epicenter.

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