#1 Magnitude 7.9 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea01-22-2017, 10:42 AM
By Joe Sutton and Susannah Cullinane, CNN
Updated 2:52 AM ET, Sun January 22, 2017
(CNN) A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck west of Papua New Guinea.
The quake was 153 kilometers (95.5 miles) deep and centered 40 kilometers (24 miles) west of the town of Panguna, according to the US Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has advised that tsunami waves of up to a meter above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Papua New Guinea and nearby Solomon Islands.
Preliminary reports said the earthquake, which occurred at 2:30 p.m. local time Sunday (11:30 p.m. Saturday ET) measured 8.0 but USGS later downgraded its magnitude.
May the FORCE be with you!
01-22-2017, 12:23 PM
With a quake that strong and building construction standards likely to be less than rigorous, it's a good thing the epicenter was that deep!I support UNexit: Get the US out of the UN; Get the UN out of the US!
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