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  • A Map of Wewak & Its Coast
    A Map of Wewak & Its Coast
    by Bwana_Brown
  • Wewak, on the Northwest Coast of PNG
    Wewak, on the Northwest Coast of PNG
    by Bwana_Brown

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    Wewak is Located HERE

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    Wewak, on the Northwest Coast of PNG

    Favorite thing: Located on the northwest coast of Papua New Guinea, Wewak required a fairly long flight from Port Moresby (just off the bottom centre of this map, along the same coast as Kerema) over the intervening 14,000+ foot central mountain ranges that divided the country. In addition to a few job tasks in Wewak, I also flew through to Vanimo a couple of times (a town situated on the Indonesian border at the far upper left of the map).

    In fact, it was this area of PNG that suffered a devastating tsunami on July 17, 1998 due to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake off the coast between Vanimo and Aitape. The total loss of life from the huge waves that swamped the small coastal villages along here is believed to be between 3000-4000 persons.

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    Close-up of Wewak Area

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jul 6, 2005

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    A Map of Wewak & Its Coast

    Favorite thing: This map gives a good overview of Wewak and its location along the north coast of Papua New Guinea. The main part of the town is located on the peninsula at the left, including the Wewak Hotel were we usually stayed. The small bay to the left of this peninsula ends up not very far away at Cape Wom (not shown here).

    To the right, the smaller point of land at Cape Boram is very close to both the airport (marked with airport code 'WEWK') and the power station. Due to the soggy nature of the land near the airport, during take-offs and landings, it was still possible to see World War 2 vintage circular water-filled bomb craters beside the runway! The prime location of the Windjammer Hotel is also clearly marked on the map.

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