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6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

February 26, 2023, 01:06 – Public Information Service – TEH –

In Papua New Guinea, earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 have been recorded. This stems from a statement from the United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred on February 25 at 21:24 UTC, which corresponds to 00:24 Moscow time. The epicenter was located 58 kilometers southeast of the town of Kandrian. The source of the earthquake was located at a depth of 65 kilometers.

The US Weather Service’s warning system did not announce a tsunami threat after this incident.

Recently, Turkey began investigating the destruction of the building in the February 6 earthquake. It is known that more than 600 people have become defendants. Turkish Justice Ministry chief Bekir Bozdag said a total of 612 people were under investigation.

Also the day before, an earthquake of magnitude 3 occurred on the territory of the Akhvakh and Botlikh regions of Dagestan. There are no data on victims and destructions. Read more about the subject in the article of the public press service.

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