Strong 6.5-magnitude quake off Papua New Guinea
There was no immediate tsunami warning. -AFP
PORT MORESBY - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Tuesday but there was no immediate tsunami warning, seismologists said.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 8:28 am (6:28 local time), 126 kilometres west of Arawa at a depth of 74 kilometres.
Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where continental plates meet. The region is frequently struck by earthquakes.
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