13 Nov 2006

Moderate PNG earthquake

10:59 am on 13 November 2006

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck the New Britain Region of Papua New Guinea yesterday.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit early in the morning and was based 51 kilometres under the sea, 94 km west-northwest of the town of Kandrian.

The AAP newsagency says there were no immediate reports of casualties.