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Event: EQ Earthquake
Number: 1993-000015
Country: PNG Papua New Guinea
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Date (YMD): 1993-10-16
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Information Source:UN DHA
Comments: Several minor earthquakes of 3 to 4 degrees on the Richter scale occurred following the aftershock of 16 October 1993. Landslides are still continuing in the Eastern Highlands. Highly inflammable gases are emanating out of cracks in the ground in coal mining areas. The death toll has been revised to 40 persons confirmed dead and 21 missing. A total of 1,122 houses are destroyed. 24 schools closed down temporarily. Evacuation of inhabitants to safe localities is continuing.
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