In Papua New Guinea the earthquake struck. According to the U.S. Geological survey, its magnitude was 6.9.
The epicenter of the earthquake recorded Thursday, March 29, at 21:25 UTC, was located on the island of New Britain, about 145 kilometres East of Kimba, the focus lies at a depth of 35 kilometers.
Information on victims and destructions did not arrive.
This is the third strong earthquake in Papua New Guinea for the last time. As a result of earthquakes that occurred on 26 February and 6 March (magnitude 7.5 and 6.7), killed more than 100 people.