USGS reports 6.8 magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea

August 1, 2011 03:34

SINGAPORE - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The USGS said the quake was recorded at 2339 GMT on Sunday evening, 81 miles (130 km) east of the town of Wewak at a shallow depth of 10.4 miles. But no tsunami issue was issued for nearby areas.

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