Earthquake Today Off Papua New Guinea 7.1 Magnitude

October 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 7.1-magnitude earth quake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. 

The United States Geological Survey reports that the epicenter was 47 miles west-southwest of the capital, Bougainville. It was 36.2 miles deep.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive tsunami is an unlikely to follow. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages. 

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