5 May 2015

PNG struck by 7.5 quake

From Checkpoint, 6:17 pm on 5 May 2015

A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7 point 5 magnitude earthquake off the Papua New Guinea coast. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there may be hazardous tsunami waves within 300 kilometres of the epicentre, which was 140 kilometres south of the towns of Kokopo and Rabaul.