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Disaster Risk Reduction in Papua New Guinea

Allen, Bryant


At 3:45 am on 26 February 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea with an epicentre 30 kilometres south-west of Tari. Over 140 people are known to have died and roads, airfields, schools and health facilities in three provinces were badly damaged. Gas and oil processing plants were also damaged, large mines put out of action and the national economy threatened. Numerous landslides occurred, some of which dammed rivers and buried villages, roads and gardens. This In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2018
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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