7.2-magnitude earthquake hits New Ireland region

Updated: 2013-07-08 06:19


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Beijing - A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 2:35 am on Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 380 km, was monitored at 3.9 degrees south latitude and 153.9 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.