16 Jun 2011

No damage caused by shallow PNG quake

3:07 pm on 16 June 2011

Disaster officials in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain say they have not received any reports of damage or injury after a shallow 6 point 6-magnitude earthquake struck this morning.

Geoscience Australia put the depth of the quake at 37 kilometres while the US Geological Survey said it was 21 kilometres.

The quake struck 175 kilometres east of Kandrian on New Britain.

An official at Geoscience Australia says it was pretty benign.