10 Mar 2011

6-point-6 quake felt on PNG island of New Britain

11:00 am on 10 March 2011

A 6-point-6 quake has struck the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the quake, which was fairly shallow at a depth of 43.2 kilometres, was only 27 kilometres north-northeast of the town of Kandrian.

The Post Moresby observatory says that the earthquake was felt in Lae but there have been no reports of damage so far.