Damage assessments after earthquakes in PNG

8:28 am on 9 May 2015

Authorities in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain Province are waiting for damage assessments to be carried out after a series of earthquakes in recent weeks.

A spokesperson for the National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, says a risk assessment report is being compiled by teams on the ground to see if any national help is needed.

Mr Mose says apart from some cracked building foundations and a damaged bridge in Warangoi, damage appears to be minimal.

He told the Post Courier the province has been hit by a series of natural disasters this year, including a volcano eruption, heavy flooding and the latest series of earthquakes.

School in East New Britain, PNG.

School in East New Britain, PNG. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades