Moderate earthquake in New Britain region

The map showing the epicentre of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the New Britain region last night. Picture: SUPPLIED

The map showing the epicentre of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the New Britain region last night. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 1:06PM A MODERATE 5.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Papua New Guinea’s New Britain region last night.

The seismic activity occurred at 11.23pm at a shallow 10km depth.

The Mineral Resources department in Suva said the earthquake was registered at 137km East from Kimbe, PNG; 1029km Northwest from Honiara, Solomon Is; and 3243km Northwest from Suva.

The department cleared any immediate threat associated with this seismic event.