January 26, 2016 / 3:33 AM / 2 years ago

Quake of magnitude 6.3 strikes off Papua New Guinea

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck off the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake, about 169 km (105 miles) southeast of the town of Rabaul, hit at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Reporting by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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