23 Jan 2009

Strong quake off PNG

8:55 am on 23 January 2009

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

The US Geological Survey says the quake occurred beneath the sea about 409km north-northeast of the capital Port Moresby at 11.40pm local time on Thursday (0040 AEDT Friday) at a depth of 60km.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.