Wednesday, 4 June 2008 5:43 PM

No Earthquake-Related Damage, Reports West Makira

Reports from HF radios nearest to the epicenter of a 6.2 earthquake at 0320am today near west Makira say there are no damages, landslides or high waves.

The reports were received from Ngarigohu clinic on Anuta Island and Tarainua clinic at Rumahui village as well as Tawaraha clinic and Tetere in the west Makira constituency.

The reports were received through relays from the Kira Kira hospital.

Waimapuru school in Central Makira and west Rawo have also earlier reported feeling the quake but there were no damages.

The 6.2 earthquake struck at 65km (40 miles) west of Makira island at a depth of 88.9km (55.2 miles), according to a USGS report.

Despite the above reports, the NDMO is still on standby through HF radio to monitor and receive further information, if there are any.