25 Jul 2009

Strong quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

3:25 pm on 25 July 2009

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off Papua New Guinea's island of Bougainville on Saturday.

The US Geological Survey says the tremor, which struck at 11.42am local time was about 80 km west of Arawa city at a depth of 65 km.

A spokesperson for Papua New Guinea's national earthquakes centre says the centre has not received any reports of damage.