7.8-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea

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An earthquake struck late Saturday near Papua New Guinea’s eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred at a depth — 6 miles (10 km), the National Weather Service said.

It was followed by the issuance of a tsunami warning for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.