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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Papua New Guinea

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualities

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which struck at a depth of 33 kilometres about 128 kilometres east of the island of New Britain.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat from the quake.

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