Agence France-PresseJuly 7, 2013 17:07
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday, according to the US Geological Survey, after a 7.2 quake struck off the country's northeast coast just hours before.
The 6.8 quake occurred near the town of Kandrian, on the island of New Britain, at 6:30 am (2030 GMT Sunday).
It hit 30 kilometres (19 miles) northeast of the town, at a depth of 62 kilometres.
Two hours before, a 7.2 magnitude quake struck off the coast of the island of New Ireland.
No tsunami warning was issued.