6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes region of Papua New Guinea

May 16, 2012 PAPUA NG - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The quake hit the remote New Britain region at a depth of 154 kilometers, 512km northeast of Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey said. Powerful earthquakes are common in impoverished PNG, which sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. A giant tsunami in 1998 killed more than 2,000 people near Aitape, on the country’s northwest coast.  -News
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One Response to 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes region of Papua New Guinea

  1. Warren says:

    This morning my family and friends woke up to an earthquake in Anchorage, AK
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/ak10472954.php

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