Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Posted: Apr 19, 2014 9:45 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) hit 68 km southwest of Panguna.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island on April 11, but there were no reports of damage.

(Editing by Alison Williams) nL6N0NB0BC