Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning, killing at least four people and damaging infrastructure.

The epicenter was in the eastern part of the country, but tremors were felt as far as the capital, Port Moresby, 500 kilometers away.

A tsunami warning was issued right after the quake, but was soon canceled.

The government is working on damage assessment and an interim response plan.

The scale of the destruction is still unclear as the quake hit a remote area.

Local media say landslides left many families homeless.

Prime Minister James Marape said he is "very concerned" about the impact of the temblor and called for calm among those affected.

He said he expects the damage to be less than that from a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and a series of aftershocks that hit the country four years ago, killing over 100 people.