26 Feb 2023, 10:38

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb 26, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the remote New Britain region of Papua New Guinea Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake had a depth of 38 kilometres (23 miles), the USGS said, and was recorded in the sparsely populated West New Britain archipelago region on Sunday morning.

The shaking was felt at a Walindi Plantation Resort near the town of Kimbe about 80 kilometres away from the quake but it was described by a worker as "not too bad".
"No one really reacted, it shook, but no damage," resort worker Vanessa Hughes told AFP.