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

Roar visit shaping as a ‘festival of football’ for Mackay

Premium Content Roar visit shaping as a ‘festival of football’ for Mackay

Fans will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite...

Police arrest Bowen man accused of firing gun at man’s tyre

Premium Content Police arrest Bowen man accused of firing gun at man’s tyre

He is facing multiple charges after a police search uncovered 19 firearms and...

Glamping, koalas, pools: Whitsunday big election promises

Premium Content Glamping, koalas, pools: Whitsunday big election promises

Election promises have flooded in ahead of polling day, find out the major items...