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6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island

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April 2014PAPUA NG– A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island but there is no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists say. The quake hit at 0104 GMT (1104 AEST) on Saturday and was centered 62km southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville at a depth of 45km, the US Geological Survey said. In its initial estimate, the USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage. According to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami based on historical data. Geoscience Australia measured the quake at magnitude 7.0 and said it was probably felt within a wide radius, with the potential for localized shaking damage. “Because it’s such a large event there’s a possibility of damage in that area,” seismologist Emma Mathews told AFP. “But it’s nothing out of the ordinary…

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Written by bobby90247

April 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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