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Quake shakes Papua New Guinea

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 2:14 AM EDT, Fri October 14, 2011
A map shows the earthquake's location in Papua New Guinea on Friday.
A map shows the earthquake's location in Papua New Guinea on Friday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Papua New Guinea is on the so-called Ring of Fire
  • It's on an arc of fault lines that is prone to frequent earthquakes
  • No tsunami warning was issued

(CNN) -- A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea early Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered about 200 miles north-northeast of Port Moresby and had a depth of 28 miles.

No tsunami warning was issued, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.

Papua New Guinea is on the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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