Thursday 22 June 2017

Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake has been recorded in Papua New Guinea
An earthquake has been recorded in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which struck 150 km (90 miles) southwest of the town of Arawa, was relatively shallow, at 10 km (six miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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No tsunami warning was issued.

It was the latest in a series of strong tremors to hit the region in recent days.

Reuters

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