7.9 earthquake

No reports of major damage from Bougainville quake

The quake struck in PNG's autonomous region of Bougainville, 41 kilometres west north west of Panguna at a depth of 136 kilometres around 2:30pm local time

Aloysius Laukai from Bougainville's New Dawn FM said the quake was strongly felt around the region, but there are no reports through yet of deaths, injury or major damage.

He said there were understood to be some landslides in the southern part of Bougainville, and instances of water tanks falling over, plus items falling off shelves in shops.