Strong earthquake strikes northwestern Papua New Guinea; no casualties reportedApril 7th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck the northwestern Papua New Guinea on early Thursday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 12.33 a.m. local time was centered about 148 kilometers (92 miles) south-southeast of Vanimo, the capital of the country’s West Sepik Province. It struck about 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) deep, making it a fairly shallow earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially reported the earthquake as having a 6.3 magnitude. No tsunami warning was issued.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the earthquake.
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