BREAKING: Powerful Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea Triggering Tsunami Warning

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea, triggering a tsunami warning for the country and the Solomon Islands.

The quake’s epicenter was 45km northeast of Kokopo, the provincial capital of the Papuan island of East New Britain, and struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth’s surface, but because of the small population injuries and damage are expected to be low.

Source: Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued – The Washington Post

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