Strong quake rocks New Britain in PNG

8:19 pm on 17 October 2016

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea this evening.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the the quake's epicentre was a shallow 35 kilometres,, but there was no tsunami warning.

The tremor was felt strongly in New Britain and as far away as Port Moresby.