7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea – USGS

Published time: 25 Feb, 2018 18:00Edited time: 25 Feb, 2018 18:19

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, in the Southern Highlands near the center of the country, US Geological Survey (USGS) has reported.

The quake took place at a depth of 35 kilometers, according to USGS and just 10 kilometers, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). Its epicenter was in a mountainous region around 40 kilometers north of Mount Bosavi, an extinct volcano.

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