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6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy last week, August 24. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Rabaul, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea Aug 31, 2016, 04.16 AM (IST)
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake was located 89 km (55 miles) northeast of Rabaul on New Britain island and at a depth of 499 km (310 miles).

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