A Powerful earthquake has stuck Papua New Guinea, traiggering tsunami alert for the country and for the nearby Solomon Islands.

The warning has now been lifted.

The US Geological Survery said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers northeast of KoKopo. It was centred at a relatively shallow depath of 10 kilomeeter, it said.

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage on the earth’s surface, but the USGS estimated that damage and injuries would be low because of the sparse population.

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