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An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale shook the island of New Guinea in the Papua province of Indonesia. It was the fourth in a row today as the Western New Guinea region has been tremoring throughout the morning. Previous quakes measured magnitudes of 5.1 first just after midnight this morning, then 5.9 at 6.44am, followed by the largest earthquake of 6.2, which struck at 7.05am. While quakes in the magnitude of 5. x is moderate and more common, with over 1,000 per year, those above 6.0 are considered strong, can cause reasonable damage, and are […]

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