The Papua New Guinea government says it
hopes to be able to manage the recovery effort following Monday's earthquake,
without foreign help.
The quake, which registered 7.6 on the
Richter scale, struck near the East Sepik provincial capital, Wewak.
At least three people died and up to
300 homes were damaged or destroyed.
But, as Shane McLeod reports, the Minister
overseeing recovery efforts says damage is not as bad as it could have
"Inter-Government relations Minister,
Sir Peter Barter, says he's suprised the quake and a tsunami it generated