SYDNEY (AP) -- The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there was
no tsunami alert issued after a strong earthquake struck off the
coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.5 quake struck
76 miles (122 kilometers) west of Arawa, the capital of
Bougainville province, at a depth of 27 miles (43 kilometers).
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there was no threat of a
destructive, widespread tsunami and that sea-level gauges in the
region showed no unusual wave activity.
Bill Yomba, an official with Papua New Guinea's National
Disaster Center, says there were no reports of any tsunamis
striking the coast or of any injuries or damage.
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