5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the northern coasts of Papua New Guinea on Sunday.
The US Geological Survey said that the epicenter was located126 km from Madang area, at a depth of 228.8 km.
There have been no reports so far of human or material losses as a result of the earthquake.
Papua New Guinea is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. About 90 percent of all earthquakes strike within the Ring of Fire.
In Feb. 2018, it witnessed a devastating earthquake that killed at least 100 people and caused landslides that buried dozens of villages.
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