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7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

London, April 19, 2014

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island on April 11, but there were no reports of damage. – Reuters




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