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6.7-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

Associated Press
Mar 22, 2012 at 07:37am IST

Port Moresby: A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake.

Chris McKee, the assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, says the earthquake was centered deep enough that it could be felt widely but hopefully didn't do too much damage.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at 8:15 am local time and was centered 384 kilometers (238 miles) north of Port Moresby.

6.7-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake.

The USGS estimated the earthquake's center was about 105 kilometers (65 miles) below the ground.


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