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The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.5 earthquake that struck late Saturday was located 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island. It struck at a depth of 31 kilometers (19 miles).
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, but said it was not known whether a tsunami had been generated.
Earthquakes are common in Papua New Guinea. The country lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic activity that stretches around the Pacific Rim.
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Mexican Seismological Institute said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7, which would make it one of the stronger temblors registered in the city in several years. The epicenter was put near Tecpan, in the coastal state of Guerrero about 180 miles southwest of the capital.
Authorities were looking for damage and injuries. In some areas, telephone cell service was disrupted.
Much of Mexico City was destroyed and more than 10,000 people were killed in a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in 1985, but officials say they have put more safeguards into place since then.
Mayor Miguel Angel Mancerra, who was in the middle of a Good Friday news conference when the quake struck, said “protocols” were being immediately launched in the sprawling capital, which include dispatching helicopters to survey the most vulnerable neighborhoods.
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