Powerful 7.2 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck just off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island.
A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck just off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island. Photo credit: Getty

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck just off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island, the US Geological Survey says.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center said the quake had not triggered a tsunami warning.

Reuters