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7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, May 7 : An earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with 7.2-magnitude on Tuesday and the impact was so powerful that it was felt in North Queensland, cutting power in many areas.

The quake struck Papua New Guinea at a depth of 127 kilometres, and was felt in the capital Port Moresby.The quake struck 33km north west of the town of Bulolo in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officials said there were no immediate reports of major damage and the depth of the tremor meant there was no tsunami threat.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

There are currently no tsunami warnings in the region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Earthquakes are common as the country sits on the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire”, a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

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