TSUNAMI WARNING POST EARTHQUAKE IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday and a tsunami alert has been sounded in the country.

The US weather officials predict that small tidal waves could also hit  the coasts of other areas of the Pacific, including Australia, Japan, Philippines, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu.
The initial quake was followed by a smaller 5.7-magnitude aftershock in the same area. Chris McKee from the Geological Survey in Papua New Guinea said they were still analysing the quake.
The nearest town of Kokopo, the capital of East New Britain, has a population of around 20,000. Britain.

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