A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea according to reports. According to reports, The earthquake struck just 55 miles outside the town of Rabaul and at a depth of 310 miles. It would have been felt by people 470 miles away and could have cause damage to buildings up to 37 miles away.

It is not known how much damage the earthquake has caused or if anyone has been injured. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.” READ MORE