Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hits remote part of Papua New Guinea

Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hits remote part of Papua New Guinea

7.0 magnitude earthquake shook inland Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake struck about 12.50 pm local time at a depth of 52 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake. Some damage was reported on social media in coastal villages.

Papua New Guinea is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because it lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”

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