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07 juin 2020 | 20h55 UTC

Papua New Guinea: 5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kokopo June 8

Papua New Guinea Alerte de sécurité

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes south-southwest of Kokopo (East New Britain Province) on June 8; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/6/2020, 12h00 until 9/6/2020, 11h59 (Pacific/Port_Moresby). COUNTRY/REGION East New Britain province


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.9-magnitude earthquake around 131 km (81.4 mi) south-southwest of Kokopo (East New Britain Province) on Monday, June 8. The quake hit at around 06:06 (local time) at a depth of 52.8 km (32.1 mi). No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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