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No tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:17 p.m. HST, Apr 11, 2014

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Friday evening but did not trigger any tsunami warnings.

The preliminary magnitude 6.1 quake hit at 7:24 p.m. Hawaii time 57 miles south-southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea at depth of 35.1 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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