Shallow 6.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

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SYDNEY: A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea on Friday (Mar 30), US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake struck at 5:25pm local time (2125 GMT) and was initially recorded at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, about 162 kilometres from the New Britain town of Rabaul, the US Geological Survey said.



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