Tsunami risk downgraded after 7.5 quake in PNG

3:39 pm on 5 May 2015

A tsunami risk is being downgraded after a strong earth quake hit Papua New Guinea.

The quake measuring 7.5 struck near New Irealand at a depth of 50 kilometres.

A warning was issued for risks of waves possible for coasts within 300 kilometres of the earthquake.

The Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii now says the threat of a tsunami has largely passed.

There have so far been no reports of damage.

In March, the same area had a tsunmani alert.