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Powerful quake rattles Papua New Guinea

Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:32 AM   |   Comments

PORT MORSEBY, Papua New Guinea, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Papua New Guinea Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake, at a depth of 28.2 miles, struck about 1:35 p.m. local time and was centered about 200 miles north-northeast of the capital of Port Moresby, the USGS said.

Papua New Guinea, like Indonesia, is on the Ring of Fire fault lines that are prone to frequent tremors and volcanic eruptions.

On Thursday, a 6.1-magnitude quake rattled Indonesia's tourist resort island of Bali, damaging a few buildings.

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