Tsunami warning as massive 7.7 earthquake strikes coast off Papua New Guinea

A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the Papua New Guinea coast. 

The warning covers the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. 

The earthquake took place at 11pm on May 14 local time and hit 45km from the Kokopo island.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said: ‘Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1,000km of the epicentre along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.’ 

More to follow.



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