Papua New Guinea earthquake: Huge 5.4 magnitude quake strikes just off the coast

Papua New Guinea has been hit with a powerful earthquake that struck just 74km off the town of Panguna.

The 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit at around 2am local time (4pm GMT) at a depth of 49.6km.

Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific covering an area of 452,860 square km.

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