A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea in the early hours today,according to the US Geological Survey,after a 7.2 quake struck off the country’s northeast coast just hours before.
The 6.8 quake occurred near the town of Kandrian,on the island of New Britain,at 6:30 am (0200 IST ). It hit 30 kilometres northeast of the town,at a depth of 62 kilometres.
Two hours before,a 7.2 magnitude quake struck off the coast of the island of New Ireland. No tsunami warning was issued.