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Tsunami Threat After Strong Earthquake Near Papua New Guinea

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Strong tsunami waves are possible following an 8.4 magnitude earthquake, which occurred near Papua New Guinea in the Pacific on Sunday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin.

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Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northwest Papua New Guinea


A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck the northwest of Papua New Guinea, with no reports of casualties or material damage by authorities, or even the activation of the tsunami alert.

The US Geological Survey, which records seismic activity worldwide, said the epicentre was 66 kilometres deep and 58 kilometers northwest of the coastal town of Finschhafen.

Papua New Guinea is located near the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of high seismic and volcanic activity that experiences around 7000 tremors every year, mostly of low intensity.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued

A MAGNITUDE 8.0 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea, according to reports.

The magnitude-7.9 quake struck 46 kilometres east of Taron in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS initially said the quake’s magnitude was 8.0, but later downgraded the strength.

The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management also issued an official tsunami warning for New Zealand, before later tweeting there was “no threat” to the country, and cancelling the warning.

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Powerful earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

There was no tsnuami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There was no tsnuami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The USGS said the quake's epicentre was a shallow 35 km (21 miles) deep in the sea between New Britain island and Papua New Guinea's north coast.

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