Friday, 01 May 2015 - 18:35
Earthquake’s in Papua New Guinea
The United States Geological Survey reported that an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off Papua New Guinea today, 128 km south-south-west of Rabaul, at a depth of 61 km.
There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.
Meanwhile, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea, followed by an even more intense aftershock measuring 7.1.
The US Geological Survey recorded the quakes a day after a 6.9 tremor shook the nation yesterday.
After the latest scare, people were warned of the possibility of a "hazardous tsunami", but that alert has now been lifted.