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New Guinea Hit by Fifth Strong Quake in Six Weeks

April 23, 2013, 3:19 PM HST
* Updated April 23, 5:16 PM
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Another week, another strong tremor in the earthquake-prone region of New Guinea.

Today’s 6.5-magnitude temblor struck in the New Ireland area of Latangia in the eastern portion of Papua New Guinea. It occurred at 1:14 p.m. Hawaii time, or 9:14 a.m. Wednesday local time.

The New Guinea area has been struck by five earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater in the past six weeks. Google Earth image.

The New Guinea area has been struck by five earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or greater in the past six weeks. Google Earth image.

It was the fifth strong earthquake to strike the region in the past six weeks.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Ewa Beach, Oahu, no wide-ranging tsunami was generated.

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