Magnitude-6.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea off the town of Rabaul, the United States Geological Survey says.

Reuters has reported there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which struck at a depth of 33 km about 128 km east of the island of New Britain.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat from the quake.

– Reuters