Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake hit Papua New Guinea Sunday morning, officials said.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake happened on the east coast in the Pacific Island Nation around 9:15 a.m., reports the Vancouver Sun.
Officials said there have been no deaths reported so far and a tsunami alert was not issued, reports BBC News.
There were reports from the residents in the city of Lae, located approximately 18 miles east from the earthquake's epicenter, that they felt the quake but they did not report any collapsed buildings or homes said officials from the National Disaster Centre, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Papua New Guinea has a long history of being hit by earthquakes, tidal waves, and volcanic activity, reports BBC News.

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