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Papua New Guinea lost a pioneer statesman yesterday, former Vice Regal Sir Tore Lokoloko. Sir Tore succumbed to a long term illness at the Pacific Internatio...

Magnitude 7.3 quake hits near Papua New Guinea - USGS

Apr 12, 2014    

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive widespread tsunami was not expected but said waves could be generated along coasts in the area from an earthquake of that magnitude."This is a highly active area seismically," said Chris McKee, the assistant director at the Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory in the Papua New Guinea capital. "The population is str...

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