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6.6 Preliminary Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea

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(CBS SF) — A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in the New Britain Region 120 miles south of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

The USGS reports that the quake struck at 8 a.m. PST and occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had not issued a tsunami warning for the quake.

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands Region off the coast of New Zealand Thursday afternoon.

A third massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands triggered a regional tsunami last week.

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