6.2-magnitude quake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea -- USGS

10:02, July 25, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 0050 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 34.50 km, was initially determined to be at 3.2134 degrees south latitude and 150.6716 degrees east longitude.

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