The quake, which struck at 8:41 a.m. local time, was reported at a depth of 48 miles near the north coast, 64 miles south-southeast of Angoram, P.N.G.
China's Xinhua News Agency said the country's earthquake networks center measured the quake at 6.1 on the Richter scale.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
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