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The 2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake was an Mww 7.9 earthquake that struck at 04:30 UTC on 22 January 2017.[1][2] Three people were killed during the quake and one was injured.[3] Damage occurred in Arawa and parts of central Bougainville, while a power outage occurred in Buka.[4]

January 2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake is located in Papua New Guinea
2017 Papua New Guinea earthquake
UTC time2017-01-22 04:30:22
ISC event611831635
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date22 January 2017
Local time15:30:22 BST
Magnitude7.9 Mww
Depth135 km (84 mi)
Epicenter6°14′46″S 155°10′19″E / 6.246°S 155.172°E / -6.246; 155.172Coordinates: 6°14′46″S 155°10′19″E / 6.246°S 155.172°E / -6.246; 155.172
Areas affectedPapua New Guinea Solomon Islands
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
Casualties3 dead, 1 injured

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  1. ^ CNN, Joe Sutton and Susannah Cullinane. "Magnitude 7.9 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea". CNN. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, initial tsunami alert wound back". Reuters. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. ^ Aloysius Laukai (24 January 2017). "240117QUAKE HITS BOUGAINVILLE". NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  4. ^ Rod Mcguirk (22 January 2017). "Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via The Daily Republican.