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7.5-magnitude quake rattles Papua New Guinea

7.5-magnitude quake rattles Papua New Guinea

A magnitude-7.5 natural disaster struck the Pacific country of Papua New Guinea, the US Geological survey says.

No tsunami watches or warnings were issued from the quake, and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera early Monday in the Pacific island nation.

Homes in the region were "a mix of vulnerable and quake resistant construction".

Papua New Guinea
REUTERSEmergency workers have been deployed across Papua New Guinea over landslide fears

An natural disaster measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

The impact should be relatively localised, USGS said.

United States seismologists said no tsunami warning was issued.

Papua New Guinea lies on the Ring of Fire, a notoriously seismic zone across the northern, eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific ocean.

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