Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Papua New Guinea
March 6, 2018 | 9:17 PM
by Reuters
Damage is seen after an earthquake and aftershocks in Nipa-Kutubu district, Papua New Guinea March 6, 2018. Photo - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) / via Reuters

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 hit Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded 130km (80 miles) east-northeast of Lake Murray at 1413 GMT (12:13 am Wednesday morning, local time) at a depth of about 33 km, according to the USGS website. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was expected.

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