Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea; no tsunami expected

Sat Aug 2, 2014 8:47pm EDT

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(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Manus Island in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

No tsunami was expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake's epicenter was in the ocean 213 miles (343 km) northwest of Lorengau on Manus Island. It occurred at a depth of 8.3 miles (13.4 km), the USGS said.

(Reporting by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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