close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted the area 60 km east of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.



Port Moresby: An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted the area 60 km east of Taron, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 73.4 km, was initially determined to be at 4.474 degrees south latitude and 153.577 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hazardous tsunami waves are possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

No casualty or damage have been reported yet.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels