Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operationsBy Charlotte Greenfield and Sonali Paul WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, disrupting communications and oil and gas operations. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, although PNG’s disaster management authority did not respond to a request for comment.


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