December 14th, 2011
02:03 AM ET

Quake rattles Papua New Guinea

(CNN) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 221 kilometers (137 miles) north-northwest of the capital, Port Moresby.

It hit a remote mountainous region at a depth of 121 kilometers (75 miles), the USGS said.

Some shaking was felt in the capital, said Sgt. Lawson Sakala of Papua New Guinea police. There were no immediate reports of damage from the public, he said.

No tsunami warning was posted.

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  1. s kel

    you sure its not old ww2 artillary? I pray all is ok there.

    December 14, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Now that would be some pretty old artillary wouldnt you say? Does that stuff get better with age? 7.l is pretty big! They said no casualties, strange no Tsunami tho???

    December 14, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    I thought i felt it here the couch rattled but the dog did jump on the couch. Banasy and chrissey better watch out might be a tidal wave on the great lakes today!

    December 14, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    Just how big *is* Joey, anyway? O.o

    December 14, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    @banasy lets clear that up for everybody joeys my dog that was good though banasy

    December 14, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. F1

    Anoyher earth shake? But there why not in syria to maybe calm things down a bit, maybe an 8.0 would wake them up a bit. Maybe they would then be civil enough to each other to help each other!

    December 14, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    @gung hoe:

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    If I had meant JIF, I would have said JIF, or Joey Isotta-Fraschini.

    I just couldn't resist, though.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    Banasy get your mind outa the gutter,JIFer didnt even cross my mind.Really it was really any joe not jif LMAO though your funny

    December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    When I think of JIF, my mind isn't in the gutter either, silly mon!
    Anyway, there's no tsunami warning for the Great Lakes, anyway, thanks to your dog's weight not being equal to a 7.1 earthquake, lol!

    December 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. red1

    Thankful all are safe...including the dog

    December 15, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |