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Created: 07/07/2013 6:39 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Leslie Dyste

7.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck northeast of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
    
The U.S.G.S. said the quake struck at 4:35 a.m. local time Monday about 68 miles (110 kilometers) east-northeast of the town of Taron on New Ireland island.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 235 miles (379 kilometers) below the earth's surface.
    
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any warning related to the quake.

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