Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2013 6:56 AM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 47 miles west-southwest of the island state's capital Bougainville and 36.2 miles deep.

(Reporting by Ron Popeski; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)