6 May 2014

Magnitude 5 quake off Bougainville

7:53 pm on 6 May 2014

There's been a magnitude 5 earthquake off Bougainville this afternoon.

The quake struck 80 kilometres west of Panguna at 0623 hours UTC.

The US Geological Survey reports that the depth of the quake was 77 kilometres.

No reports of damage have emerged yet.

It's the latest in a series of moderate to severe earthquakes in the Bougainville region over the past few weeks.