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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

The region also experienced a 6.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

Image: Screengrab/Sky News

A 7.1 MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck 110 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, in Papua New Guinea, said the US Geological Survey.


The earthquake comes less than a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region.

The quake hit at 08.06am (GMT), 689 kilometres northeast of the Pacific nation’s capital Port Moresby, in the New Britain region at a depth of 53 kilometres.

There were no tsunami warnings, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

- © AFP, 2015

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