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BoM dumps tsunami warning

PNG earthquake
Geoscience Australia
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A 7.7 magnitude earthquake in eastern Papua New Guinea presents “no threat” to Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Aid agencies are seeking information from their networks about any damage but have as yet not had any replies.

The quake 54km southeast of Kokopo was reported at 10.48am Eastern Standard time.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii said tsunamis were possible within 1000 km of the quake, with the coastlines most in danger being in Papua New Guinea.

Waves up to three metres could hit shores of Papua New Guinea, but Australian coasts may get 0.3 metre swells, the warning centre reported.

A Geoscience Australia spokesperson said while the quake was large, it was relatively shallow, and there was no major tsunami threat to Australia.


More to come…

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