Strong 6.6 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Strong 6.6 quake hits Papua New Guinea

A remote region of Papua New Guinea was rattled by a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake today, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, which the US Geological Survey said was centered under rugged terrain 27 kilometres northeast of the small town of Kandrian on New Britain island, was not expected to generate a widespread tsunami.