15 Jun 2007

Quake hits PNG's New Britain island

3:41 pm on 15 June 2007

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale has been recorded below Papua New Guinea's island of New Britain.

There are no immediate reports of damage from the affected region.

A Geophysical Survey of PNG official in the capital says the quake occurred somewhere under the coast near the East New Britain district centre, Pomio.

The official says a quake of that size is unlikely to have caused a tsunami but might have caused some damage to properties.