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Tsunami warning issued in Papua New Guinea after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

The quake was at a depth of 85.2 km, according to the US Geological Survey, and struck offshore 18 kms east-southeast of Wau.

A seismograph measures seismic activity. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON – A warning for “hazardous tsunami waves” was issued for coastal regions within 300km (186.41 miles) of Wau, Papua New Guinea after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region, the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake was at a depth of 85.2km, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), and struck offshore 18km east-southeast of Wau.

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