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Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude 6.5 strikes Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threats

Australia: On Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits Wewak, Papua New Guinea.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Australia: On Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits Wewak, Papua New Guinea.

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The earthquake struck about 20 kilometers (12 mi) offshore, a short distance from the city of Wewak, the capital of the eastern Sepik province of the Pacific island nation. The quake was at a depth of 44 km, USGS said.

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Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat to Australia from the quake. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 3:16 a.m. local time, the USGS said.

The Tsunami Warning Center said in a separate bulletin that there is no danger of a tsunami due to the earthquake. Apart from this, an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale occurred in Pakistan today at 03:38 am. At 3:45 a.m. an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale was felt in Jijang.

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However, there is no report of any casualty or damages due to this earthquake so far.

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