Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Papua New Guinea

 Damage to Oil Search’s Hegigio Camp in Papua New Guinea from an earthquake in February 2018.
Damage to Oil Search’s Hegigio Camp in Papua New Guinea from an earthquake in February 2018.PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 hit Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake was recorded 130km east-northeast of Lake Murray at 2.13pm GMT (10.13pm Singapore time) at a depth of about 33km, according to the USGS website.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected.