Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

August 20, 2012 02:15

SYDNEY - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in north-eastern Papua New Guinea on Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The strong quake was centered 115 km north-northeast of Mount Hagen, at a depth of 77 kilometres, the USGS said.

Papua New Guinea is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire.

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