Strong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea -USGS

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SINGAPORE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitudeof 7.1 struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday,the United States Geological Survey reported.

The USGS said the quake's epicentre was 47 mileswest-southwest of the island state's capital Bougainville and36.2 miles deep.

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