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7.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Papua New GuineaWashington, May 5 (IANS): A 7.5-magnitude earthquake jolted 139 km south of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 k.m, was initially determined to be at 5.6 degrees south latitude and 152.1 degrees east longitude.

This is the second earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea in the last six days. A 6.7 magnitude quake had hit the Oceanian country on April 30.

Further details are awaited.

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