The natural disaster, which struck at 11:58 p.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in water just off New Ireland island, about 44 kilometers (27 miles) northeast of Kokopo on the island of New Britain.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Kokopo, a remote town with a population of about 26,000.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a threat of tsunami - including possibly for Hawaii.
There were no initial reports of serious damage but the full picture may not become clear until daylight.Читайте также: Malcolm Brogdon Injury: Milwaukee Bucks guard upgraded to 'probable' for Game 5
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre put the quake at a strength of 7.7. Other countries could see very small tsunami waves.
Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, to the east of Indonesia.
A 7.5-magnitude quake hit the rugged highlands region in February 2018 that triggered landslides, burying homes and killing at least 125 people.
The scale of that disaster did not become apparent for days due to PNG's poor communications and infrastructure.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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