18 Apr 2010

6.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

12:20 pm on 18 April 2010

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has hit the east coast of Papua New Guinea.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit about 23:15 GMT and was centered about 29km east of the city of Lae.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has not issued a tsunami alert.