Papua New Guinea lies on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire – an area in the Pacific Ocean heavily subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 90 percent of all seismic activities occur in this region.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The tremor occurred at 14:13 UTC. The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 76 kilometres and hit a region 77 kilometres east of the town of Panguna.
There have been no reports of any casualties or destruction caused by the earthquake so far.Ecstatic Prince Harry says Meghan has ‘healthy’ baby boy