10 Mar 2011

6.5 quake recorded off Papua New Guinea

1:16 pm on 10 March 2011

A strong undersea quake of magnitude 6.6 has struck off the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake was fairly shallow and north-east of the town of Kandrian.

It hit at just before 7.30 on Thursday morning.