Geohazards Management Division

Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management

Improving the quality of Life and Safety of Our People

Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management
Improving the quality of Life and Safety of Our People

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Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory

The PMGO is responsible for the following:
• Continuous instrument monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis in the PNG region.
• Provision of advice and early warnings where possible to relevant authorities on significant earthquakes and tsunamis and mitigation measures.
• Strategic assessments of earthquake and tsunami hazards.
• Maintenance of databases for earthquake and tsunami for PNG.
• Research into seismicity and tsunami activity with the aim of improving monitoring and assessment capabilities.
• Public awareness programs concerning the hazards of earthquakes and tsunamis.

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