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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea -- USGS

08-04-2010 16:24 BJT

PORT VILA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the eastern New Guinean region of the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No casualty or damages were reported so far. The quake, occurred 05:15 p.m. PNG local time (0715 GMT), was centered 115 km southeast of Madang, and 440 km north of the PNG capital of Port Moresby. It was at a depth of 213.6 km. The Hawai-based Pacific Tsunami center did not issue any tsunami warning.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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