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7.6-magnitude earthquake hits east Papua New Guinea: USGS

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, leaving two dead

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off eastern Papua New Guinea on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning from the US Geological Survey.

The quake struck at a depth of 61 kilometres (38 miles), about 67 kilometres from the town of Kainantu, the USGS said, warning that tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 kilometres of the epicentre.

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