Big Quake Hits Papua New Guinea; Small Waves Predicted as Far as NW Hawaiian Islands

A massive, 7.6-7.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea. Tsunami waves of 1-3 meters in height are predicted for the Papua New Guinea coast, and waves of .3 meters or less could reach Australia, Japan, the Phillipines, New Caledonia, the northern Marianas, Guam, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Samoa American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Nauru, Wake Island, Johnston Island, Howland and Baker Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna Islands, the Solomon Chain, Indonesia and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.  There is no tsunami warning for the Main Hawaiian Islands at this time.

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