6.5 magnitude earthquake hits north of Aus, near PNG

An Earthquake has struck in the Bismarck Sea north of Umboi Island just after 6am this morning.

The 6.5 magnitude quake was quite shallow, with Geosciences Australia listing its depth as 0km.

The quake could potentially cause a Tsunami, but BOM is reporting that it would not threaten Australia.

While most of PNG is expected to have felt the quake, the damage zone was well within the Bismarck Sea.

This quake is the second in as many days, with a 6.1 magnitude tremor hitting in the ocean south of Australia yesterday, July 25. 

Yesterday's earthquake was 15km deep and posed no tsunami threat to the mainland. 

Geosciences Australia

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