5 Aug 2010

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake off PNG

11:02 am on 5 August 2010

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred in Papua New Guinea.

The US Geological Survey said it was recorded at 9.01am on Thursday on New Britain island, 145km east of Kandrain and 81km deep.

The Pacific Tsunami Center says no tsunami warning was triggered.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred deep off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday.