A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred near the coast of Papua New Guinea, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the US Geological Survey.
The shocks were recorded at 15:58 Moscow time, 28 kilometers from the city of Kokopo, which is located in the northeast of the country. It is noted that the earthquake focus was at a depth of 10 meters.
About victims and destructions nothing is known. The threat of a tsunami has not been announced. .