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Tsunami warning issued after 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

Reuters July 17 | Updated on July 17, 2020 Published on July 17, 2020

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

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

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Published on July 17, 2020
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