MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in the waters off Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The tremors have been registered at 20:29 GMT on Monday. The epicenter is located 193 kilometers (120 miles) south of the town of Taron at the depth of 5.7 kilometers (about 3.1 miles).
Papua New Guineai s the part of the so-called "Ring of Fire" — a string of volcanoes encircling the Pacific Ocean. It is a seismically active zone and thus it regularly suffers from earthquakes.