Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 14 2019 09:50 PM

HONG KONG - A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with hazardous tsunami waves possible, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The shallow quake occurred 44 kilometers (27 miles) northeast of Kokopo in PNG, the agency said.