Earthquake measuring 7.1 rocks Papua New Guinea

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Port Moresby, May 1: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.1 rocked Papua New Guniea today. The quake struck 96 miles (155 km) south of Rabaul on New Britain island.

According to last reports, there was no damage or loss of life reported. A tsunami warning was issued earlier but was later on lifted off.

Papua New Guinea

This is the second earthquake that Rabaul witnessed this week. On Thursday the area was struck by a 6.9 earthquake on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a ow intensity earthquake struck off the Andaman and Nicobar islands today [Earthquake measuring 5.4 rocks Andaman and Nicobar islands]. The earthquake measured 5.3 and its epicentre was 135 km southwest of Port Blair.

"This is the second earthquake that has occurred in that region over the last two days," co-director of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre Daniel Jaksa told AFP.

"The previous one was about 10 kilometres to the southeast of this particular epicentre. It's a very uninhabited region off the island of New Britain.

(With PTI inputs)

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