Strong earthquake felt, but no damage


A STRONG earthquake struck Papua New Guinea yesterday, but no injuries or damage were immediately reported, and there was no threat of a tsunami.
The magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck in the New Britain region 420km northeast of Port Moresby, according to the US Geological Survey.
Mathew Moihoi, an official at the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, said there was no threat of a tsunami or immediate reports of damage.
Papua New Guinea sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. Countries along the “Ring of Fire” are also prone to volcanic eruptions.
The earthquake was felt in other parts of the country, including the capital city Port Moresby.

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