An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred on September 11 in Papua New Guinea. This was reported by Reuters on the same day.
According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 80 km.
The U.S. Tsunami Warning System warned of the threat of a wave after the aftershocks, but later added that the risk of a tsunami had passed.
Sources of the publication claim that as a result of the incident, property of the country’s citizens was damaged, and “panic arose” among the population. At the same time, there were no official reports of damage or casualties.
On September 5, an earthquake struck in the Chinese province of Sichuan, killing 74 people. Another 259 people received injuries of varying severity, and 26 were missing.
The epicenter was in Luding County, about 226 kilometers southwest of Chengdu city. The magnitude of the shocks is 6.8. Seven deaths were initially reported.
On September 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the Chinese authorities in connection with the tragic consequences of this earthquake, expressed words of support and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to all those affected by the disaster.