7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea
London, April 19, 2014
An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was in effect for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island on April 11, but there were no reports of damage. – Reuters