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Papua New Guinea: 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes east coast

Tsuanami warning issued, then canceled, for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   April 20, 2014 at 12:35 PM

PANGUNA, Papua New Guinea, April 20 (UPI) -- A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 11:27 p.m. local time. The epicenter was located at a depth of 19 miles and was centered 47 miles southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning then canceled it for the country and the Solomon Islands.

A 7.1-magnitude temblor struck the country April 11.

[CNN] [USGS]

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