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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Northeast Papua New Guinea
Friday, 01 December, 2017 | 10:52 WIB
Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Northeast Papua New Guinea

TEMPO.CO, Sydney - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said.

The quake hit at 02:50 GMT at a depth of around 53 km (37 miles), according to USGS. No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

Read: Quake of Magnitude 62 Strikes Off Papua New Guinea USGS

 

Quakes are common in Papua New Guinea, which sits on the Pacific’s "Ring of Fire", a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the tremor.

Friday's quake was downgraded from an initial measurement of 6.3magnitudeby the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). 

REUTERS



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