Quake of magnitude 5.8 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 182km south-east of Rabaul in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 182km south-east of Rabaul in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. PHOTO: USGS

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 182km south-east of Rabaul in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday (Oct 12), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

It was initially reported as having a magnitude of 5.9.

There was no immediate tsunami warning, or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which struck at a depth of 57km.