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6.3 earthquake off PNG's Rabaul

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck around 180 kilometres southwest of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey says.

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It said the quake, which struck after 11pm local time on Saturday, was measured at a depth of 60km.

In a brief statement, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said: "Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected."

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