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6.7-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

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First published: March 22, 2012, 7:33 AM IST | Updated: March 22, 2012
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6.7-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS
There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake.

Port Moresby: A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake.

Chris McKee, the assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, says the earthquake was centered deep enough that it could be felt widely but hopefully didn't do too much damage.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at 8:15 am local time and was centered 384 kilometers (238 miles) north of Port Moresby.

The USGS estimated the earthquake's center was about 105 kilometers (65 miles) below the ground.

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