6.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

6.2-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea
# 26 February 2023 04:08 (UTC +04:00)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted 29 km east-northeast of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea, at 21:24:48 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The epicenter, with a depth of 38.158 km, was initially determined to be at 6.111 degrees south latitude and 149.7927 degrees east longitude.

Currently, there is no tsunami warning triggered by the earthquake, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

The USGS reported that a 4.4-magnitude earthquake also hit the 37 km east-northeast of Kandrian at 22:50:37 GMT on Saturday.

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