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Strong 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat, no loss of life or property reported

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The US Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea.
There is no tsunami threat in the area.
Due to the intensity of the earthquake, casualties and property damage are possible.

Washington. The US Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea. This earthquake occurred at 6:46 a.m. Early readings place the earthquake’s epicenter at a depth of about 50 to 60 kilometers (30 to 40 mi) east of Kenantu, a sparsely populated area.

According to a report from the AP news agency, the NOAA advisory indicates that there is no threat of a tsunami in the region. There is no information yet on the damage caused by the earthquake. But the USGS believes that casualties and property damage are possible given the scale of the quake, and that the impact is expected to be relatively local.

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Papua New Guinea is located in the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, east of Indonesia and north of eastern Australia. It is present on the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. Which causes earthquakes around the Pacific Ocean. Where most earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the world. In 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the central region of Papua New Guinea. During which at least 125 people were killed. However, the area affected by the earthquake is a remote and underdeveloped area. It can take a long time to get information about the loss of life and property.

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