KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit New Britain Region in Papua New Guinea, at 5.24 am today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), in a statement said the earthquake with a depth of 61 kilometres occurred 77 km southwest of Kimbe, PNG.

However, it did not pose a tsunami threat to Malaysia. - Bernama

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