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Papua New Guinea: Earthquake: 2000/11/16 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/11/16
Country or District Papua New Guinea
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale jolted an area north of Papua New Guinea on Thursday afternoon, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said. The focus of the quake, which struck shortly after 2 p.m., was near the Bismarck Archipelago in the Pacific, and was located at 4 degrees south latitude and 151 degrees east longitude, the agency said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Location of Epicenter

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Report on the affected spot
Report from RVO, Papua New Guinea "We had a surge here (we're not saying tsunami to the public) of about 1m high. It did not break, but flooded Tropicana and Steamships in Kokopo. It was also reported from Bougainville. Several roads are blocked due to small landslides and fallen trees due to the quake. Both Rabual and Kokopo have no power. Public awareness worked very well, most people moved to higher ground after the first earthquake, and the small tsunami was good in demonstrating that it is a serious threat. It was located 40km north of Rabaul at 20-50km depth, 7.1 on the Richter scale, 7-8 intensity, the RVO toilet was emptied on to the floor! The tsunami was text book. About 10-20 minutes after the eq. Mudflats appeared at the Hamamas end of Rab. Harbour, it probably dropped 1m. Most boats in dock took the hint and headed out to sea. Then about 20mins later the sea rose slowly by about 1m. We will have more precise times and levels when we look at the tide gauge roll, we're leaving it there incase of further developments."