10 May 2022, 09:48

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off PNG

 SYDNEY, May 10, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday
in the Bismarck Sea about 200 kilometres (120 miles) off Papua New Guinea's
coast, the US Geological Survey said.

  A preliminary USGS assessment said there was a "low likelihood of
casualties and damage from the quake", which had an estimated depth of 10
kilometres. There were no tsunami warnings.

  Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is a
hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

  A 7.5-magnitude quake that hit the rugged highlands region in February 2018
triggered landslides, burying homes and killing at least 125 people.