An earthquake of magnitude 8 occurred in Papua New Guinea

The area of the incident

In Papua — New Guinea earthquake of a magnitude of 8.0. This was reported on the website of the U.S. Geological survey.

Epicenter tremors, recorded at 07:30 Moscow time, was located 50 kilometers West of Arawa town with a population of 40 thousand people. The focus lies at a depth of 154 km.

About victims and destructions are not reported.

The Pacific tsunami warning issued an emergency notice. According to him, in neighboring countries expected wave height of 0.3 to 1 meter.

Papua New Guinea is located in an area of high seismic activity, where earthquakes occur regularly.