Another strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

The quake is the latest in a series to hit the region, local tsunami alert issued

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A local tsunami warning was issued after the quake but has now been lifted.

The quake, which struck 150 km southwest of the town of Arawa, was relatively shallow, at a depth of 10 km. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

It was the latest in a series of strong tremors to hit the region in recent days, including a magnitude-7.4 quake on Tuesday.

TRTWorld and agencies