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article imageTwo powerful earthquakes strike Papua New Guinea, no aftershocks

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By Andrew Moran     Jul 18, 2010 in World
Port Moresby - Two severe earthquakes have rocked the nation of Papua New Guinea but no aftershocks have yet been reported. The earthquakes were measured at 6.8-magnitude and 6.9-magnitude.
For the sixth time in the last six months, Papua New Guinea has been struck by a powerful earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, Papua New Guinea was rocked by two powerful earthquakes measuring at 6.8-magnitude and 6.9-magnitude. There have been no reports of aftershocks as of yet.
The 6.9-magnitude quake first occurred and was located 45 miles (75 km) southeast of Kimbe, New Britain and 1,480 miles (2,385 km) north of Queensland, Australia. The earthquake had a depth of 35.7 miles (57.5 km).
The second 6.8-magnitude earthquake, which rocked the region 31 minutes later, was located 40 miles (60 km) southeast of Kimbe and 1,490 miles (2,400 km) north of Brisbane. The quake had a depth of 31.6 miles (50.9 km).
There have been no immediate reports of deaths, injuries or significant damages.
According to the Associated Press, Indonesia issued a tsunami warning but later lifted it. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did issue an alert.
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