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Papua New Guinea Earthquake: 7.5 Earthquake Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 March 2018)

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On 26 February 2018, at 3:44am local time, an earthquake measuring M7.5 hit the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), with its epicentre located 30 km south of Tari town, Hela Province. The Government of Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency and has established Forward Operating Bases in Mt. Hagen and Moro, as well as Emergency Operations Centres in Mendi and Tari. The Government, private companies, bilateral and humanitarian partners have focused relief efforts on communities in the worst-hit areas.