An earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday as the number of dead and injured remains unclear but a tsunami threat has been eliminated.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the East New Guinea region of Papua New Guinea on Sunday.
The earthquake, which was about 50 miles deep according to the US Geological Survey, prompted the US Tsunami Warning System to issue a tsunami warning.
However, the warning no longer applies.
The US National Tsunami Warning Center tweeted: “Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.7 Eastern New Guinea Reg., PNG 1647PDT September 10: Tsunami NOT expected; CA, OR, WA, BC and AK.”
The quake reportedly damaged property and sparked panic among residents in the area.
However, no property damage has been officially confirmed and no casualties have been reported, Reuters reports.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/6194855/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-magnitude-tsunami/ Earthquake in Papua New Guinea: 7.6 magnitude tremors, deaths and injuries remain unclear, tsunami threat eliminated