Massive earthquake hits Papua New Guinea– Warning Center

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Port Moresby   – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has early on Tuesday, struck off the Papua New Guinea Island of Bougainville.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in Port Moresby that the earthquake, that struck at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday local time, and was centred about 94 kilometres Southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island, which sits to the northwest of the Solomon Islands.

It said the quake struck about 30 kilometres deep, making it a shallow earthquake.

The centre said it initially measured the earthquake at 6.7 before it was downgraded to 6.3 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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The centre said there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake and no tsunami alerts have been issued.(Xinhua/NAN)


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