Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, no tsunami alert

Posted on April 17, 2012

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REUTERS – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake struck at a depth of 125.5 miles (202 km) and was centred 137 km north of Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city,

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.

Reuters

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