Updated: 04/19/2014 22:16 | By Agence France-Presse

Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea late Saturday night, the US Geological Survey said.


Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" -- a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates - by Frederick Florin

A tsunami warning has been issued for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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