Quake rocks B’ville

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The National, Thursday October 17th, 2013

 A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Bougainville last night at a depth of 33km.

Geoscience Australia Seismologist David Jepsen said the quake could have been felt by people up to 1,523km away from the epicentre.

He said there was no tsunami warning for Australia or the wider region, but the earthquake could cause problems in PNG.

“For Australia there is nil threat, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there could possibly be a local tsunami for the Bougainville area.” – ABC