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7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-17 20:20

BEIJING - A 7.8-magnitude earthquake stuck near New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 6:51 pm Saturday (Beijing Time), reported the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 4.53 degrees south latitude and 153.47 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 110 kilometers, the CENC said.

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