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Small Tsunami After Papua New Guinea Earthquake

SYDNEY—A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.

A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) was measured in the harbor of Rabaul, a town near the epicenter of the magnitude 7.7 earthquake, said Martin Mose, acting director for Papua New Guinea’s National Disaster Center. 

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