Papua New Guinea aftershocks prompt fears earthquake toll could exceed 100

Papua New Guinea aftershocks prompt fears earthquake toll could exceed 100
 

At least 55 people have been confirmed dead and authorities fear the toll could exceed 100 from last week’s powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea, as survivors faced more shaking from the strongest aftershock so far.
Southern Highlands governor William Powi said people were feeling traumatised from the disaster and ongoing aftershocks. The latest was a magnitude 6.7 quake that struck just after midnight local time, the strongest shake since last Monday’s deadly magnitude 7.5 quake that destroyed homes, triggered landslides and halted work at four oil and gas fields.
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7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 66
Source: Guardian
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