(The Daily Star) Preliminary reports warn tsunami waves could hit areas within 300km of the earthquake’s epicenter. The quake hit off the coast New Britain region of Papua New Guinea earlier today. People living in areas

threatened by the tsunami have been urged to contact local authorities. A message from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reads: “Government agencies responsible for threatened areas should take action to inform and instruct any coastal populations at risk in accordance with their own evaluation.”  FULL REPORT