Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquakes strike Papua New GuineaJuly 21st, 2010 - 3:01 am ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday morning, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The 6.3-magnitude earthquake at 5.18 a.m. local time (1904 GMT on Tuesday), was centered about 132 kilometers (82 miles) east of Kandrian in the New Britain region. It struck about 35.9 kilometers (22.3 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of a tsunami following the earthquake.
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