29 Jul 2012

6.6 quake hits near Papua New Guinea

9:01 am on 29 July 2012

A magnitude 6.6 quake has hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea early on Sunday.

The US Geological Survey said the strong quake was centered 130 kilometres east-southeast of Rabaul, New Britain, at a depth of 70 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was not expected to generate a tsunami.