A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 was recorded is registered in Papua New Guinea, according to the US Geological Survey
the quake occurred at 10:45 GMT, about 131 kilometers southwest of the town of Kokopo.
the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at a depth of 60.1 kilometers, according to the USGS. So far, no reports of damage or casualties.
Papua New Guinea is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, which is characterized by high seismic activity.