Source Pravda.Ru

Strong Quakes Strike Papua New Guinea

Two strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea late Sunday, a U.S. monitor said. There were no immediate reports of casualty or damage.

The first quake, a magnitude 6.9, struck around 11 p.m. local time 325 miles (525 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Port Morseby. It struck 35 miles (57 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The second, a magnitude 7.3, struck a half-hour later in the same area, at a depth of 31 miles (50 kilometers), The Associated Press reports.

Authorities canceled a tsunami warning that had been issued immediately after the quakes, the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, CNN says.

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