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article imageQuake strikes Papua New Guinea

By Gar Swaffar     Oct 14, 2011 in World
Lae - Yesterday it was Bali at the center of an earthquake, and today an earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea. Details are still sketchy.
As reported at The West Australian, the quake was centered 103km east Lae which is the second largest city in the island nation with a population in excess of 72,000 as of 2000.
The temblor was reported by the USGS as being 6.7 on the Richter scale and 28.2 - 32.9 miles deep.
The earthquake happened at 8:35 Vancouver, Los Angeles time on Thursday evening.
A spokeswoman for the Morobe Provincial Government, Jacobeth David stated there ahd been no damage and the quake had hardly been noticed.
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