Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.9 quake off Papua New Guinea, tsunami danger passes

Magnitude 6.9 quake off Papua New Guinea, tsunami danger passes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea`s New Britain island on Friday, initially triggering a tsunami warning for surrounding coastlines, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Mar 30, 2018, 06:00 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake, the latest in a series in the region over recent days, struck 180 km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

The epicenter of Saturday's quake was located 180 kilometers southwest of Rabaul on New Britain island.

Mar 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST
Powerful quake rattles homes, gold mine in Papua New Guinea

Powerful quake rattles homes, gold mine in Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early today, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Feb 26, 2018, 06:17 AM IST
7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province.

Feb 26, 2018, 01:01 AM IST
India firm favourites against Papua New Guinea in U-19 World Cup

India firm favourites against Papua New Guinea in U-19 World Cup

The odds will be stacked heavily in favour of India when the title contenders, with an eye on securing a knockout berth, meet minnows Papua New Guinea in the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2018, 14:21 PM IST
 British explorer Benedict Allen goes missing on expedition

British explorer Benedict Allen goes missing on expedition

British explorer Benedict Allen was trying to find the Yaifo people in Papua New Guinea.

Nov 15, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Indian Navy ship in Papua New Guinea

The ship is on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. 

Jun 12, 2017, 22:48 PM IST

U.S. starts ''extreme vetting'' at Australia's offshore detention centres

Manus Island is one of two Australian-operated detention centres, which hold nearly 1,300 people who were intercepted trying to reach Australia by boat.

May 23, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Indian Navy to hold exercises with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

INS Jyoti and Shivalik completed their naval exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and will join INS Sahyadri and Kamorta.

May 20, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

17 shot dead in Papua New Guinea prison breakout: Reports

Crime and lawlessness in PNG, a sprawling nation where many still live traditional and subsistence lives in remote areas, is rampant.
 

May 15, 2017, 08:39 AM IST

Sri Lankan PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return home

The UN has urged Sri Lanka to better protect minorities like Tamils and redress the wrongs committed during a 26-year conflict with Tamil rebels which ended in 2009.

Feb 15, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Donald Trump 'unbelievably disappointed' by Australia refugee deal: US

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said that Donald Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees.

Feb 03, 2017, 10:32 AM IST
7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert rescinded

A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled.

Jan 22, 2017, 13:30 PM IST

8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted the area 60 km east of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Dec 17, 2016, 18:34 PM IST
Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Tsunami warning: 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific Ocean east of Papua New Guinea in Indonesia

Hazardous tsunami waves could hit coastal areas of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru and other islands in the three hours following the quake, the PTWC said. 

Dec 17, 2016, 17:27 PM IST

Boatpeople policy tarnishes Australia rights record: UN

Australia`s "punitive approach" to boatpeople has tarnished its human rights record, the United Nations said on Friday as it voiced concern that xenophobia and hate speech was on the rise.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Oct 17, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude strikes off Rabaul in PNG: USGS

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Aug 31, 2016, 09:19 AM IST

Demands grow for inquiry into Australia refugee abuse

Australia was Monday facing growing opposition demands for an inquiry into its treatment of asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands after further allegations emerged of abuse against refugees.

Aug 15, 2016, 10:37 AM IST