Strong earthquake strikes PNG

A POWERFUL earthquake measuring 6.0 has struck the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea, AAP has reported.
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Staff Reporter

United States Geographical Survey reported that the quake hit at 10.50am PNG time on Friday at a depth of around 53km. A tsunami warning was immediately issued.
 
Quakes are common in PNG, which is situated 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 6.3 magnitude by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
 

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