6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Rabaul in Papua New Guinea
Geophysicist talks on the phone concerning the earthquake and tsunami warning near Papua New Guinea. Reuters

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Pacific nation Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There is no immediate tsunami warning following the tremor, which was initially reported as having magnitude 5.9 intensity.

There were no reports of damage or casualties from the quake, Reuters reported. The tembler struck at a depth of 57 km, southeast of Rabaul.