Papua New Guinea struck by 6.5-magnitude earthquake

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      A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, at 1:26 p.m. (PST) today (November 11).

      The epicentre was located about 67 kilometres from the town of Angoram at a depth of 113 kilometres.

      No immediate damage or casualties were reported and no tsunami warning was issued.

      Among the earthquakes that have struck the country this year, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck offshore southwest of Kandrian on September 18, a month after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit off the northeast coast. Before that, a 6.7-magnitude quake struck the province of New Ireland on July 13.

      One of the largest seismic events was a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Bougainville Island on January 22. No tsunami occurred from the quake.