TSUNAMI ALERT after 7.9 Earthquake Off New Guinea
There was a tsunami warning issued after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit east of New Guinea on Saturday.
Tsunami warning lifted in parts of South Pacific following powerful earthquake off Solomon Islands.https://t.co/Denzz9QO4L
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 9, 2016
Russia Today reported:
A powerful earthquake, initially measured at magnitude 8.0, has hit east of Papua New Guinea, according to the US Geological Survey. The tremor prompted New Zealand’s Civil Defense to issue a tsunami warning, which was soon canceled.
The quake initially struck about 157 kilometers east of the port of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday at a depth of 103 km and was measured at magnitude 8.0, according to the USGS. It was then re-scaled to magnitude 7.9.
Rabaul is a township on the island of New Britain, which has a population of some 3,885 people.
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea https://t.co/mxVBVq0Pzh
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 17, 2016