A powerful magnitude 7.0 quake, reduced to a magnitude 6.9 by USGS rocked the Western coast of Papua New Guinea last night. A tsunami warning was briefly issued, however, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center quickly withdrew the warning. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which was initially recorded at 7.3.
Last nights earthquake is only the 3rd major quake, (magnitude 6 or higher) of July and is the strongest this month. So far, 60 major quakes have been recorded in 2020. At the same stage last year 87 major quakes had been recorded.
Major Quakes 2020
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