Tsunamiwaarschuwing withdrawn after earthquake Papua New Guinea

Tsunamiwaarschuwing withdrawn after earthquake Papua New Guinea

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

The warning gold for Papua New Guinea and the solomon Islands. To these shores had to be taken into account with higher waves.

In the first instance gave the Pacific institute for tsunamiwaarschuwingen also warnings for the coasts of Indonesia, Nauru, Kosrae, Vanuatu, Chuuk and Pohnpei. These were quickly withdrawn.

The quake took place 47 kilometres south-west of Arawa on the island of Bougainville at a depth of 154 kilometres. Along the coasts of Papua New Guinea, the solomon Islands and other surrounding islands are still waves of 0.3 to 1 meter as possible, warns the institute.

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