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Magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits east of Papua New Guinea, Tsunami alert issued

A Massive Earthquake Of Magnitude 8.0 Struck 157 Km East Of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea On Saturday, Reported U.S. Geological Survey. Tsunami Alert Was Also Issued After The Earthquake By Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 17 Dec 2016, 05:20:27 PM


A Massive earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck 157 km east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, reported U.S. Geological Survey. Tsunami alert was also issued after the earthquake by Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The Centre also says that there waves are possible within the next three hours along the coasts of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Indonesia, Naurua, Kosrae and Vanuatu.

This comes after a huge tear the size of Tasmania was confirmed in the Ring of Fire sparking fears that deadly earthquakes and tsunamis could destroy the region.

It is noteworthy that Ring of Fire is the largest and most active fault line in the world, stretching from New Zealand, all around the east coast of Asia, over to Canada and the USA and all the way down to the southern tip of South America.

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First Published : 17 Dec 2016, 05:14:00 PM