29 Oct 2008

Magnitude 6 earthquake recorded north of Papua New Guinea

11:34 am on 29 October 2008

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea early this morning.

The epicentre of the quake was located about 185km north of Madang on the main island's north coast, at a depth of 35km

There have been no reports of casualties or damage.