15 Mar 2012

No damage reported after 6.4 PNG quake

1:29 pm on 15 March 2012

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued and there were no early reports of damage.

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit the New Britain region just after 7am local time at a depth of 48 kilometres, 204km southwest of the township of Rabaul and 598km from the Port Moresby.

Those at the National Disaster Office and the Morobe Disaster office said the quake was not felt by anyone there.

A police spokesperson also said the quake had not been felt, and there were no reports of damage.