No damage reported after 6.3 earthquake strikes off PNG

10:43 pm on 16 March 2015
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain this afternoon.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 9 km northwest of the town of Rabaul, on the northeast tip of New Britain island.

There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.