6.3-mag­ni­tude quake hits PNG

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A strong 6.3-mag­ni­tude earth­quake struck off Pa­pua New Guinea in the Ad­mi­ralty Is­lands area yes­ter­day but no de­struc­tive Pa­cific-wide tsunami was ex­pected. The off­shore quake hit at 5:38am and oc­curred 128 kilo­me­tres (80 miles) southeast of Loren­gau, Pa­pua New Guinea, ac­cord­ing to the United States Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey. The epi­cen­tre was at a depth of 6.6km. – AFP

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