M 4.7 in Papua New Guinea on 20 May 2019 01:28 UTC

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Researcher issues earthquake alert, strong tremors could jolt earth in 24 hours

Thu, 23 May 2019 11:14:00 +0200ibtimes-sg (en)

Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher, has claimed that powerful earthquakes measuring more than 6 in the Richter scale could jolt the planet either today or tomorrow. The Dutch researcher also revealed that a critical planetary alignment involving the Earth, Sun, and Mercury is the cause of this increase in seismic activities.

Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude with Tsunami Potential Shocks Papua New Guinea

Thu, 23 May 2019 05:01:00 +0200netralnews-en (en)

KOKOPO, NETRALNEWS.COM An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale struck the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (05/14/2019). The US Geological Survey (USGS) says there is a possibility of a dangerous tsunami wave, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Tanzania floods kill five, leave around 2,500 homeless

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:42:00 +0200terradaily (en)

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2,500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south, an official said Friday. Schools have closed in Kyela, a district on the border of Lake Malawi, and families fled to shelters after losing everything in the rising waters.

Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea - 7.5 M Earthquake Impact Update (GDACS, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 21 May 2019)

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:20:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Assessments are ongoing following a 7.5 M earthquake between New Ireland and New Britain Islands on 14 May at 12.58 UTC. As of 21 May, around 130 families are reportedly displaced on the Duke of York Islands and at least 130 houses are severely damaged in the area. Informing humanitarians worldwide.

Pacific region

Tue, 21 May 2019 05:09:00 +0200EC (en)

Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Vanuatu) rank among the highest in the world in terms of numbers of casualties and people affected by disasters.

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