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6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The quake struck early Monday
  • No immediate reports of damages or injuries

(CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 88 km (55 miles) east-southeast of Kandrian in New Britain, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles), USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.