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Strong quake hits Papua New Guinea; no tsunami threat

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A strong earthquake struck Papua New Guinea this morning.

A strong earthquake hit Papua New Guinea this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

The preliminary magnitude 6.7 quake hit 70 miles southwest of Porgera, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 14 miles at 4:13 a.m. Hawaii time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin this morning.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

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