Written by Lahiru Fernando
01 May, 2015 | 4:46 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey announced today (May 1st) that a 6.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Papua New Guinea a short while ago.
According to international edia reports there has been no immediate reports of damage or loss of life.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center noted that hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 186 miles of the epicenter of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was approximately 70 miles from Papua New Guinea’s capital, Kokopo. However earthquakes are a common occurrence in Papua New Guinea.
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