Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Papua New Guinea

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Seismic hazard map of the earthquake.

According to the USGS, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea. The time of the quake was reported at 5:12 p.m. local time [7:12 a.m. UTC].

The epicenter was 120 kilometers [74 miles] south, south east from Kavieng, New Ireland, in Papua New Guinea and had a depth of 410.4 kilometers [255.0 miles].

So far there are no reports of damage or injuries from the quake. No tsunami warning has been issued.