The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.3, but was downgraded
A warning of 30 centimetre tsunami waves was cancelled
At least two aftershocks greater than magnitude-5 were recorded
Papua New Guinean authorities are trying to confirm damage reports and work out if a tsunami was generated after a powerful earthquake struck a remote island in Papua New Guinea's east this morning.
By Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker
Residents fear more than 1,000 people have died in one rural village
The tsunami never reached Balaroa and Petobo; the towns are believed to have sunk due to liquefaction
In Petobo, many of the area's 744 houses have disappeared
The final death toll from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia might never be known.
By David Lipson
A Philippines military commander says ongoing delays in rebuilding the city of Marawi, which was destroyed during five months of combat against Islamic State-inspired militants, could see the recruitment of more "enemies of the state".
It is almost a year since the relatively small band of combatants was forced to retreat, after a fierce campaign of air strikes, artillery shelling and house-to-house combat.
By Elise Worthington
The ABC understands the most senior medical officer working with asylum seekers on Nauru has been removed from the island amid an ongoing stoush over the transfer of patients off the island.
Dr Christopher Jones, a Queensland GP, was told by the Australian Government's contractor, International Health and Medical Services(IHMS), that his visa was revoked last Thursday and he left the island the following day.
It was the Gold Coast doctor's second deployment to Nauru as a locum with IHMS.
Refugee Council says 400 people lost their payments from the Status Resolution Support Services program in August
Department of Home affairs says the SRSS program is only designed to provide short-term aid
UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights describes the move as 'ruthless'
The Federal Government has started cutting off support payments to asylum seekers living in Australia as they wait for their refugee claims to be assessed.