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Tsunamiwaarschuwing after heavy earthquake in Papua New Guinea

Tsunamiwaarschuwing after heavy earthquake in Papua New Guinea

In the near Papua New Guinea Sunday, a major earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 8.0. There is a tsunamiwaarschuwing issued for several surrounding islands.

The coasts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the solomon Islands, Nauru, Kosrae, Vanuatu, Chuuk and Pohnpei have the next three hours accounts with higher waves. Reports that the Pacific institute for tsunamiwaarschuwingen.

The quake took place on the island of Bougainville, 47 kilometers west of Arawa. Along the coasts of Papua New Guinea, the solomon Islands and other surrounding islands are waves of 0.3 to 1 meter as possible, warns the institute.

In further areas such as Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, American Samoa and Fiji, waves up to 0.3 m occur.

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