BREAKING: (Mirror) – A huge 7.7 magnitude earthquake has struck close to Papua New Guinea, prompting a tsunami warning in the southwestern Pacific. The tremor struck 29km north-east of Kokopo, the capital of East New Britain, at a depth of 10km. The US National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned surrounding territories of the potential for tidal waves generated

by the massive quake to hit their coastlines. It said: “Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1000 km of the earthquake epicenter, along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.” The mountainous island sits in an archipelago amid the Pacific’s Ring of Fire. The seismically active region encircles the ocean, where volcanic and quake activity is an ever-present threat. READ MORE


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