March 26, 2018 / 10:12 AM / a month ago

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea - USGS

SINGAPORE, March 26 (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

The quake, the latest in a series in the region over recent days, struck 180 km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning. (Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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