Tsunami Alert after massive M8.0 Earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea

JAN. 21, 2017: A Massive earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea and a tsunami alert has been issued. It is too early for damage reports, just happened.

Tsunami Threat Message

Magnitude 8.0
Origin Time 0430 UTC Jan 22, 2017
Depth 168km / 104 miles

Hazardous Tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts

Tsunami waves reaching 0.30 to 1 meters above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Solomon Islands and Papue New Guinea

Locations: Amun – Papaua New Guinea and Falamae – Solomon Islands

The next message will be issued in one hour… or sooner if the situation warrants.

 

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