8 Jul 2013

Strong quake off PNG and Solomons

8:39 am on 8 July 2013

Reports say a strong earthquake has occurred north of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, just south off the equator.

An initial report says it hit about half an hour ago and measured 7.3 on the Richter scale.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake is not expected to have triggered a tsunami.