Canberra: An earthquake of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale struck northeast of Australia’s Norfolk Island on Thursday, USGS reported. No loss of lives or property has been reported so far.

This is the second quake to hit the South Pacific following the 7.6 magnitude quake that struck New Caledonia on Wednesday. According to a report by Express, the earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) and around 681km (423 miles) northeast of Norfolk Island.

Both the quakes took place along the Ring of Fire where 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes are recorded.