7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

02:10 PM | 1 May, 2015
7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea
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SYDNEY (APP) - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea on Friday 110 km (72 miles) south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, less than a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region.

The quake hit at 0806 GMT, 689 km northeast of the Pacific nation's capital Port Moresby, in the New Britain region at a depth of 53 kilometres.

There were no tsunami warnings, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

No casualty is reported so far.