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6.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

Published on Apr 17, 2013 7:31 AM
 

SYDNEY (AFP) - A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The shallow quake, at a depth of just seven km, hit 19 km east of the small town of Aitape on the Pacific nation's north coast at 08:55 am (6.55 am Singapore time).