March 6, 2017 / 3:11 AM / 5 months ago

Quake of 6.5 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck off the south coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat from the quake that struck east of Lae, just off the southern coast of the PNG island of New Britain, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Richard Pullin

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