Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea's New Britain – EMSC

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea's island of New Britain on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The quake was registered at 11:20 GMT. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 96 kilometres (60 miles) to the east of the town of Kimbe at a depth of 63 kilometres.

No casualties or damages have been reported.

READ MORE: Magnitude 7.7 Quake Hits Southeast of Ecuador — USGS

Earlier in February, another 6.4-magnitude quake was reported in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Last year, three earthquakes measuring 5.7, 5.9 and 6.2 on the Richter magnitude scale struck Papua New Guinea following a powerful quake that hit the Pacific island nation, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

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