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Tsunami alert issued after powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea

Tsunami alert issued after powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea”

A strong 7.5 magnitude quake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with hazardous tsunami waves possible, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

"It was massive, absolutely massive".

"There does not appear to be any damage, but we are out checking".

Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said: 'Hazardous tsunami waves from this natural disaster are possible within 1,000km of the epicentre along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands'.

The quake took place 44 kilometers northeast of Kokopo in PNG, the USGS said.

The Bureau of Meterology's Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there is no warning in place for Australia.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Other countries could see very small tsunami waves. There are no sea level gauges near the epicenter, so it's unknown if a local tsunami was generated.

Just weeks ago a 7.2 natural disaster knocked items off shelves in Port Moresby - far from the epicentre - and was felt as far away as Australia.

A tsunami alert was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

A magnitude 7.5 quake in February 2018 in the nation's central region killed at least 125 people and forced another 35,000 from their homes.

Papua New Guinea lies along the Pacific's so-called "Ring of Fire", a 25,000-mile horseshoe-shaped ring, accounting for approximately 90 percent of the world's earthquakes, according to the USGS.



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