Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Papua New GuineaA powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Monday off the coast of the island of New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago, belonging to Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the service, the tremors were recorded at 10.50 local time (04.50 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 34.5 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was located at a distance of 73 kilometers south of the provincial capital of New Ireland, Kavieng town.
About destroyed or damaged in the earthquake were reported. Information about the threat of a tsunami also been reported.
Papua New Guinea is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity.

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