Geohazards Management Division

Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management

Improving the quality of Life and Safety of Our People

Geohazards Management Division

Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management

Improving the quality of Life and Safety of Our People

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Secretary’s Message

 

The Geohazards Management Division is responsible for monitoring and assessment of geological hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides and mass erosion events in PNG (and its neighboring countries). 

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Earthquake

The primary effects of earthquakes are ground shaking, ground rupture, landslides, tsunamis, and liquefaction.

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Tsunami

A tsunami or tidal wave is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water…

 

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Landslide

Landslides are a type of “mass wasting,” which denotes any down-slope movement of soil and rock under the direct…

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Volcano

Beneath a volcano, liquid magma containing dissolved gases rises through cracks in the Earth’s crust.

Our Branches

 

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Our Division

 

Volcano Observatory – Monitor, assess, investigate and provide advice on volcanic eruption and associated hazards.

Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory (PMGO) – Monitor, assess, investigate and provide advice on earthquake and tsunami hazards.

Engineering Geology Branch (EGB) – Monitor, assess, investigate and provide advice on landslide hazards and mass movement events.

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