6.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

12:28 pm on 6 March 2017

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck off the south coast of the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea this morning.

6-point-5 quake off PNG

6-point-5 quake off PNG Photo: USGS

According to the US Geological Survey the quake was at a depth of 33 kilometres, and struck struck east of the city Lae.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.

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