Quake shakes Papua New Guinea

A map shows the earthquake's location in Papua New Guinea on Friday.

Story highlights

  • Papua New Guinea is on the so-called Ring of Fire
  • It's on an arc of fault lines that is prone to frequent earthquakes
  • No tsunami warning was issued

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea early Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was centered about 200 miles north-northeast of Port Moresby and had a depth of 28 miles.

No tsunami warning was issued, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.

Papua New Guinea is on the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.