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Papua New Guinea lost a pioneer statesman yesterday, former Vice Regal Sir Tore Lokoloko. Sir Tore succumbed to a long term illness at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby in the early hours of yesterday morning. He was the second Governor General of Papua New Guinea from 1977 to 1983. ...

Quake sows panic in Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat passes

May 05, 2015    

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, sending frightened residents fleeing from their homes, but a threatened tsunami passed without incident, seismologists said.The quake struck 133 kilometres (83 miles) south-southwest of the town of Kokopo in the New Britain region at a depth of 63 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, and was followed by a 5.9 magnitude aftershock.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned that "hazardous tsunami waves" were possible but in a later update said "the tsunami threat has now mostly passed".Mathew M...

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