No tsunami expected after PNG quake

The quake was 60km deep. Photo credit: Getty

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck around 180km southwest of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey says.

It said the quake, which struck on Saturday, was measured at a depth of 60km.

In a brief statement, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said: "Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected."