New Study Revises Papua New Guinea’s Geologic Origins

On Feb. 26, 2018, Papua New Guinea experienced a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that killed 140 people and produced 200 aftershocks over two months. Earthquakes are nothing new for the nation located northeast of Australia and east of Malaysia. Papua New Guinea, called PNG by locals and neighbors, is highly complex, in terms of society and geology.

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Oblique 3D SEEBASE image of subduction zones and intrusive arc basement in PNG.

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