29 Nov 2011

6.4 quake recorded off PNG

7:45 am on 29 November 2011

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's remote New Britain region but there was no danger of a tsunami.

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit just before 10.30 last night at a depth of 50 kilometres about 221 kilometres southeast of Rabaul, New Britain.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there were no tsunami warnings or advisories in effect following the quake.