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Papua New Guinea earthquake: TSUNAMI warning issued after MAJOR quake strikes off island

October 10, 2018 11:28 PM
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A TSUNAMI warning has been issued in Papa new Guinea’s New Britain island, after a massive magnitude 7 earthquake struck the Oceanian country.

Papua New Guinea is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is the most seismically active region in the world.

The country is is still recovering from a magnitude-7.5 earthquake that hit around 900km to the west, which killed at least 100 people last February.

The island of Bali was also struck by a magnitude 6 earthquake on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

It caused brief panic among residents, but there is no potential for a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was located in the Bali Sea and shook buildings for several seconds.

According to witnesses, residents shortly left their homes in Denpasar, the island's capital.

The USGS said the epicentre was 40 kilometres north-east of Sumberanyar on Java island.


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