Papua New Guinea Earthquake: 6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits off Coast

July 4, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, according the U.S. earthquake agency

The quake hit 50 miles south-southeast of Panguna and 57 miles south of Arawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake had a depth of 44.7 miles.

Papua New Guinea is located along the “Ring of Fire” that encircles the Pacific Ocean. It is considered the most seismically active region in the world.