Thursday, May 7, 2015

Earthquake in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake also occurred in Papua New Guinea. It was on May 5th, 2015 that a 7.5 magnitude tremor and subsequent tsunami struck the harbor of Rabaul. The focus of the earthquake was the east side of New Britain Island.

(This image powered by Google was quoted from EarthquakeTrack. )

The tsunami grew up to less than one-meter height. It caused regional blackout for a while, and several properties were damaged. People experienced the tremor panicked. Fortunately, however, there has been no report of victims.

The Guardian: Papua New Guinea earthquake sparks tsunami warning, but only minor damage reported

Even a minimal tsunami can get rid of your life. You have to leave the seashore immediately if you feel a tremor. In Japan, over 15,000 people were killed by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011. Actually, 90% of the deaths were attributable to the tsunami, due to delayed evacuation.

By the way, the rescue activity is still struggling in Nepal. I hope people as many as possible will be saved.

My past entry: Earthquake disaster in Nepal

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