An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 occurred off the coast of Papua New Guinea

March 11, 2013. Earthquake a magnitude of 6.7 occurred in the morning on March 11 in the east of the city of Lae, located in the north-east coast Papua New Guinea, reports Reuters with reference to the USGS.

Earthquake occurred at about 9 am local time (3:00 GMT). According to U.S. seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 150 kilometers off the northern coast of the country, at a depth of 87 kilometers.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no danger of a tsunami. Information on casualties and damages resulting from the earthquake were reported.

Earthquakes occur in Papua New Guinea regular: the country is located in a zone of high seismic activity, the so-called "Pacific volcanic ring of fire".


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