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Papua New Guinea Earthquake info part 1 from Beverly

March 7, 2018

March 2018

I arrived in Ukarumpa February 23, 2018, with a very long list of work items to accomplish. I knew even then that the list was too long. Wow! God has really changed my plans.

That first Saturday, February 24, a co-worker had a bicycle accident breaking his collarbone injuring his shoulder. That changed my work plans a small amount. Please pray for Johann Alberts as he has surgery on his shoulder later this week.

Early Monday morning, February 26, Papua New Guinea experienced a 7.5 earthquake. It’s epicenter was very near the area where the Onobasulu people live. In this map, Mt. Bosavi is the cone shape in the southern section. The inked in outline is basically the borders of the Onobasulu people. As you can see, a pie shaped piece goes up the side of Mt. Sisa. This is where the first large 7.5 quake was centered between 3:30 and 3:45 a.m. Monday. The other pins show just a part of the numerous aftershocks that are still occurring, even until today. The green dots are approximately where the larger Onobasulu villages are located. The larger green dot is Walagu.

Anna Stoppels, another co-worker, was actually in Walagu on Monday, February 26. Tuesday was the day she had planned to leave Walagu. Her last week in Ukarumpa partially overlapped with my first work week. We were able to discuss work issues, as well as catching up as friends.

Ukarumpa is a small town used as base of our work here in PNG. This shows how far Ukarumpa was from the epicenter. I did feel the earthquake that night. I thought, “Oh no, that is bad somewhere!” At that time, I did not know it was so closely centered to where I work.

I hope soon to get more info to you.

In His Love,

Beverly R. Mosley

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