6.9-earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea

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A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said. The quake hit at 01:04 GMT and was centred 62 kilometres (38 miles) southwest of Panguna on Bougainville at a depth of 45 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

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