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6.2-magnitude quake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea -- USGS

(Xinhua)

09:13, September 13, 2011

HONG KONG, Sept..13 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 22:44:32 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 34.90 km, was initially determined to be at 3.6778 degrees south latitude and 144.0503 degrees east longitude.

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