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5.8 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 22:40

Papua New Guinea is regularly hit by earthquakes due to its proximity to the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire".

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 09:56

Vanuatu lies on Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Indonesia

Last Updated: Saturday, August 06, 2011, 10:25

Indonesia sits on Pacific Ring of Fire, where meeting of continental plates causes seismic activity.

Papua New Guinea rattled by 6.8 quake

Last Updated: Monday, August 01, 2011, 08:49

Papua New Guinea sits on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a hotspot for seismic activity.