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7.1-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea

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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no widespread tsunami warning issued.

The quake hit at a depth of 58 kilometres (36 miles) at 8.31 pm (1031 GMT), 65 kilometres west of Panguna in Papua New Guinea and 642 kilometres west of the Solomon Islands.

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