BREAKING: Massive earthquake strikes in Ring of Fire just off Papua New Guinea coast


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The eligibility struck close to the New Ireland Island

The 6.7-magnitude quake assault at around 3.36am GMT at a depth of 21 miles (33 km), about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of the community of Taron.

No tsunami warnings were issued and there have so far been no give an account ofs of damage or casualties.


The tremor marks the third major earthquake in the Pacific in as innumerable days.

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Papua New Guinea is renowned for its stunning scenery and rich estate

People took to social media to share their experiences. 

One bring to light: «Just touching base after the #eqnz wobble not long ago, every Tom ok?»

Another said: «That was a long lasting rumble I must say.»

And a confirmation left on the CSEM-EMSC earthquake monitoring service said: «I felt my bed stir up beneath me and the door rattling for maybe 30 seconds.»