Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

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Posted: Aug 19, 2012 7:12 PM
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in north-eastern Papua New Guinea on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The strong quake was centered 115 km north-northeast of Mount Hagen, at a depth of 77 kilometers, the USGS said.

Papua New Guinea is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire.

(Reporting By Jane Wardell; Editing by John Mair)