Travel Alert: PNG [November 18, 2021]

Travel Alert

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, at 00:08 November, 19. The epicenter was about 189 km (117 miles) southeast of Kokopo. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 36 km (22 miles), and moderate shaking was probably felt throughout parts of New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville islands. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake; however, significant damage is unlikely in Kokopo and Bougainville. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas. Moderate 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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