03:15 GMT14 August 2020
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    Papua New Guinea lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a so-called hotbed for earthquake and seismic activity.

    A 5.8-magnitude quake struck off Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey reported. 

    The quake was registered at 09:29 (UTC), 206 km to the south-west of the town of Kavieng in the province of New Ireland, seismologists say. The epicentre of the quake is at a depth of 10 kilometres. 

    No injuries or damage have so far been reported.

    Papua New Guinea is located in the so-called Pacific 'Ring of Fire', an area with very high seismic activity.

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