Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off PNG's northcoast: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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Posted: Aug 27, 2017 12:33 AM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck off Papua New Guinea's northeast coast on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat, said the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles) just off PNG's Manus Island, said the center.

(Reporting by Michael Perry)