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article imageStrong earthquakes rock Papua New Guinea, Fiji, others

By Andrew Moran     Aug 4, 2010 in World
Port Moresby - Strong earthquakes have been reported all over the world over the last 12 hours from Papua New Guinea to Alaska to the region of Russia-Japan. The earthquakes have ranged from 6.0-magnitude to 7.0-magnitude.
Digital Journal reported on Wednesday of the strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the State of Alaska in the United States. Prior to Alaska’s strong seismic activity, there were two earthquakes: a 6.0-magnitude temblor in Fiji and a 6.4-magnitude quake in Papua New Guinea.
The South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea was once again struck by a powerful 7.0-magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey. There have been no reports of aftershocks and no tsunami warming has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The latest earthquake in Papua New Guinea was located 45 miles (75 km) southeast of Kimbe, New Britain and 355 miles (570 km) northeast of Port Moresby. The quake’s depth was measured at 27.3 miles (44 km).
Nearly two hours later, the Japan-Russia region experienced a 6.0-magnitude earthquake. The temblor was located 350 miles (570 km) southwest of the Kuril Islands and 480 miles (775 km) northeast of Kushiro, Japan. The depth of the quake was measured at 20.9 miles (33.6 km).
There have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or significant damages.
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