Papua New Guinea earthquake: TSUNAMI THREAT for Pacific after 7.7 quake

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
By Paul Martin

A HUGE earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea, sparking a tsunami threat for a large part of the Pacific Ocean.

Tue, May 14, 2019

The 7.7 earthquake struck the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a threat of tsunami. They said in an alert: “An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 occurred in the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 12:58 UTC.

“Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1000KM of the earthquake epicentre.”

They later added: “A tsunami threat exists for parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake.

“It is still too early to determine whether there is a possible tsunami threat to Hawaii.”

The County of Hawaii Civil Defense later confirmed there was no threat.

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