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Strong Quake Hits New Guinea

May 10, 1985|Associated Press

HONOLULU — A major earthquake was recorded today in the New Britain area of New Guinea, U.S. officials said today.

The earthquake was recorded at a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale and was centered about 400 miles northeast of Port Moresby, according to U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitors in Golden, Colo. A spokesman said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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