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Urgent: 5.0-magnitude quake hits 226km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea -- USGS

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Urgent: 5.0-magnitude quake hits 226km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea -- USGS

HONG KONG, July 24 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted 226 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea at 01: 23:58 Hong Kong Time on Wednesday (17:23:58 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 17.94 km, was initially determined to be at 6.4786 degrees south latitude and 152.6579 degrees east longitude.

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