CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Officials say Papua New Guinea has been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake but no destructive tsunami is expected.
U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck the South Pacific nation on Monday near New Britain island at a depth of 28 kilometers (17 miles). There are no immediate reports of damage.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Deputy Director Stuart Weinstein says he does not anticipate a destructive tsunami.
Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanoes are common.