Around 10:30 UTC Wednesday, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook just 40 miles west-southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
As of 7 a.m. EDT on Thursday, no deaths or damages have been reported.
Quake location courtesy of the United States Geological Survey.
The quake occurred 36.2 miles below the surface. Papua New Guinea sits along the Australia-Pacific plate boundary, which stretches through Indonesia and around Australia. According to the USGS, there have been 22 earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.5 or higher in the region since 1900.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center does not have any advisories out at this time.
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