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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

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7.5 earthquake hits Papua, New GuineaA large earthquake has struck the middle of Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-7.5 quake hit about 55 miles southwest of Porgera early Monday in the Pacific island nation.

Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso says the quake, which had a depth of 22 miles, occurred in a rural, jungle area near a mountain range.


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