May 15, 2011 / 7:11 PM / 8 years ago

6.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea coast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.

The quake’s epicenter was about 76 miles west of Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It occurred at a depth of 27 miles, USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a tsunami from the quake.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Bill Trott

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