Indonesia issues tsunami warning after quake

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Indonesia says it issued a tsunami warning after a powerful quake hit off Papua New Guinea.The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and was centered 325 miles (525 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Port Morseby.

It struck 31 miles (50 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor.

Fauzi, an official with Indonesia’s geological agency, says his country issued a tsunami warning after the quake.

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