No Pinoys hurt in Papua New Guinea magnitude-7.2 quake: DFA


Posted at May 08 2019 09:16 PM

MANILA—No Filipinos were injured in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck eastern Papua New Guinea on Tuesday morning, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Port Moresby is coordinating with the 36,000-strong Filipino community there.

The epicenter of the strong quake was 127 kilometers below the surface, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, in a region some 66 kilometers southwest of the town of Lae at the eastern edge of the mountainous country.

The fire department in Lae said no one had yet called in to report damage or injuries so far following the quake.

The USGS-linked Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami after the quake. --With Reuters