Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Papua — New Guinea

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Monday night off the coast of the island of New Guinea in the Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

According to seismologists, the tremors have been recorded in Sunday 08.41 local time (02.41 MSK Monday). The epicenter was located 104 kilometers south-east of Angora. Hearth lies at a depth 77.3 kilometers.

No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not 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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