More quakes shake Pacific nations
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(CNN) -- Earthquakes slammed the Pacific nations of Papua New Guinea and Tonga on Sunday, a day after a 6.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quakes did not pose Pacific-wide tsunami threats, and it was not immediately known whether the quakes spurred casualties or structural damage.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, on Sunday.
The quake was centered in the New Britain region of the country, nearly 240 miles from the capital of Port Moresby. The country's population is 5.5 million.
Papua New Guinea borders Indonesia, but it wasn't immediately known if it was an aftershock of the quake that hit central Java early Saturday, leaving more than 3,000 people dead. The Papua New Guinea quake is several thousand miles from that area.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake was reported farther east of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia in the tiny South Pacific nation of Tonga.
It was centered about 90 miles north-northeast of the capital of Nuku'alofa and 1,330 miles north-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand, the USGS said.
Tonga's population is about 112,000.
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