6.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is susceptible to earthquakes as it sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. – EPA pic, February 9, 2020.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. 

The quake hit just after 4pm at a depth of 31km, some 122km south of Kokopo, the capital of PNG’s East New Britain province, the USGS said.

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