5.9-magnitude quake hits off eastern Papua New Guinea: USGS

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake hit at a depth of 19 kilometres (12 miles) at 0205 GMT in the Solomon Sea, around 200 km off the southern coast of New Britain island, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings. Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is a hotspot […]