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5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

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Published : Dec 20, 2018, 5:37 pm IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2018, 5:37 pm IST

No loss to life or property has been reported yet.

Papua New Guinea is located in the seismically active Pacific ring of fire and is highly susceptible to earthquakes. (Photo: PTI / File)
 Papua New Guinea is located in the seismically active Pacific ring of fire and is highly susceptible to earthquakes. (Photo: PTI / File)

New Britain: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Papua New Guinea on the morning of December 20.
The quake was felt in the region of New Britain and was at a depth of 8.7 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
No loss to life or property has been reported yet. There haven't been any reports of aftershocks either.
Papua New Guinea is located in the seismically active Pacific ring of fire and is highly susceptible to tremors and destructive earthquakes.

Tags: earthquake, new britain, richter scale, us geographical survey, pacific rings of fire
Location: Papua New Guinea, National Capital Dis