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Moderate Earthquake Hits Bismarck Sea, PNG

KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Bismarck Sea, 235 km southwest of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, at 7.54 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, here said the location of the quake was 3,474 km southeast of Semporna, Sabah.

The statement said there was no tsunami threat. – BERNAMA