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News Release

Magnitude 6.7 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 15:50:24 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 150 km (90 miles) SSW of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG at 9:50 AM MDT, Sep 29, 2005 (Sep 30 at 1:50 AM local time in Papua New Guinea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt in parts of eastern New Britain.

 


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