June 17, 2019, 10:36

Strong 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast Papua New Guinea – EMSC

Strong 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast Papua New Guinea – EMSC

A strong earthquake hit the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea with a magnitude reportedly between 6.0-6.3. No tsunami warning has been issued.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 64 kilometers (40 miles) to the north of the town of Finschhafen at a depth of 80 kilometers.

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Earlier reports suggested that the quake’s magnitude stood at 6.3.

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Source: sputniknews.com

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