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24-Hour Shake Up: 6.8 in Papua, New Guinea – 6.2 in Vanuatu – 6.4 East of Honshu, Japan


“SYDNEY — The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea was jolted by a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake Monday, prompting a minor tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of 16 kilometres (10 miles), some 131 km (81 miles) east of Wewak and 706 kilometres north of the capital Port Moresby.” Read more.

“Another powerful earthquake has jolted a pacific island nation.

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck near Vanuatu at 4:34 a.m. Hawaii time. There were no reports of damage and no tsunami alert was issued.

The USGS says the quake was about 226 miles east of the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila. It was at a depth of 12.1 miles. A 7.3-magnitude quake struck near Vanuatu on Dec. 26, causing a tsunami a few inches high but no damage.” Read more.

“A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday morning off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake was centered 27 miles (43.5 kilometers) beneath the surface about 114 miles (184 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.” Read more.

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