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Moderate quake jolts Papua New Guinea

However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 12:22 IST

A moderate quake measuring 5.6 shook the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea earlyon Thursday,meteorologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake occurred at 5:08 am (0038 IST) with its epicentre 110 kms west of Kandrian at a depth of 67 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.