7.2 and 6.8 quakes shake PNG

Last updated 09:50 08/07/2013

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Quakes measuring 7.2 and 6.8 struck around Papua New Guinea early today.

The larger of the two struck first at about 2am at a depth of about 350km off the coast of the island of New Ireland.

That was followed at 4.30am by the 6.2 shake which was at a depth of 62 kilometres on the island of New Britain and was centred about 30 kilometres northeast of the town of Kandrian.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

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