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Papua New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 7

  • Quake was recorded 150kms east of Kimbe, in the province of West New Britain 
  • The massive earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 40kms about 8pm
  • Island was hit by a 6.8 magnitude quake two days ago, sparking tsunami fears

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7 has rocked Papua New Guinea on Monday night.

The earthquake was recorded 150kms east of Kimbe, in the province of West New Britain, shortly before 8pm local time.  

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 40kms.

Just two days ago, the island was hit by a 6.8 magnitude quake which sparked tsunami fears. 

No immediate tsunami warning has been issued following Monday night’s earthquake. 

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A massive earthquake of magnitude 7 has rocked Papua New Guinea on Monday night 

The earthquake was recorded 150kms east of Kimbe, in the province of West New Britain, shortly before 8pm local time

The earthquake was recorded 150kms east of Kimbe, in the province of West New Britain, shortly before 8pm local time

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