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7.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

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Sydney, May 7 (IANS) A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake which occurred at 07:19 a.m. local time was initially determined to be at 6.977 degrees south latitude and 146.440 degrees east longitude at a depth of 126.9 km, the Xinhua news agency reported.

No Tsunami warning has been issued at this time.