The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tsunami update saying there is no threat to Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tsunami update saying there is no threat to Australia

UPDATE: Tsunami warning after major 8.0 earthquake

UPDATE Dec 17 11.10pm: THE Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami threat to coastal areas of Papua New Guinea after an earlier 8.0 earthquake.

There are been a number of after shocks since then, one measuring 6.0.

Waves of up to one to three metres have been forecast to possibly hit the coast.

INITIAL REPORT 10.30pm December 17: THE United State Geological Society (USGS) website has reported a magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Papua New Guinea, 46km east of Taron.

It was reported just before 10pm NSW daylight saving time and struck at a depth of 103.2km.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tsunami update saying there is no threat to Australia.


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