Huge 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea as experts issue tsunami warning

Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Paul Martin

Papua New Guinea has been rocked by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, near Taron
Authorities warned residents to expect serious aftershocks and falling debris
Experts have also issued a tsunami warning following the 8.0 magnitude quake
Tsunami warning is issued for the whole of New Zealand, but not Australia
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Nauru, and Vanuatu also at risk

By KATE DARVALL
DailyMail.com
17 December 2016

Papua New Guinea has been rocked by a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

The quake hit the southwestern Pacific country about 46km east of Taron, shortly before 10pm AEDT on Saturday.

It was also recorded at a depth of 73km.

Authorities have warned residents to expect serious aftershocks which have the potential to cause building damage and falling debris.

Experts have also issued a tsunami warning following the 8.0 magnitude quake.

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