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Shakes around the region

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Update: 12:21PM THERE were more than 323 earthquakes around the world, in the past week alone with the latest occurring in the Pacific region with a 5.5 magnitude earthquake this morning in Papua New Guinea.

This is according to the United States Geological Survey which also stated that of that number, 15 earthquakes occurred in Pacific Ocean in the past seven days.

According to the Seismology Unit of the Fiji Mineral Resources Department the quake occurred at a depth of 10km.

The seismic activity was located at 197km Northeast from Eastern New Guinea and PNG; 514km North-Northeast from Port Moresby; and 3613km Northwest from Suva.

This quake will not affect Fiji.

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