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6.1-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

(Xinhua)

09:06, August 20, 2012

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea at 6:41 Beijing time on Monday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 4.8 degrees south latitude and 144.6 degrees east longitude with a depth of 80 km, according to the CENC.

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