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6.8 M Earthquake Shakes Papua New Guinea

April 30, 2015, 7:12 AM HST
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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook 78 miles south-southwest of the New Britain region of  Kokopo, Papua New Guinea early Thursday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at about 12:45 a.m. Hawai’i time.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami had been generated as a result, and based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawai’i.

USGS says the earthquake struck 116 miles east of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, 206 miles south southeast of Kaveng, Papua New Guinea, 262 miles west northwest of Arawa, Papua New Guinea and 423 miles northeast of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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