1. Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off PNG’s northcoast: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off PNG’s northcoast: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea's northeast coast on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat, said the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

By: | Sydney | Published: August 27, 2017 10:28 AM
Earthquake, tsunami warning, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center,  Papua New Guinea, PNG's Manus Island The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) just off PNG’s Manus Island, said the center. (Reuters)

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea’s northeast coast on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat, said the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) just off PNG’s Manus Island, said the center.

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