Powerful earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea
APSYDNEY--A powerful earthquake rocked the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, officials said.
October 17, 2013, 9:14 pm TWN
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 7.1 and was located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west-southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. It struck at 8:31 p.m. (1031 GMT) at a depth of 58 kilometers (36 miles), it said.