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    Strong 6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast Papua New Guinea

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    No tsunami warning has been issued.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

    The epicenter of the earthquake was located 64 kilometers (40 miles) to the north of the town of Finschhafen at a depth of 80 kilometers.

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    Earlier reports suggested that the quake's magnitude stood at 6.3, with no tsunami warning being issued.

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