6.9-earthquake off PNG Bougainville: USGS

Breaking News April 19, 2014 00:00

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SYDNEY - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

The quake hit at 0104 GMT and was centred 62 kilometres (38 miles) southwest of Panguna on Bougainville at a depth of 45 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.



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