Last Updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea generates Tsunami


A 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea has generated a tsunami estimated at under 1 meter (3 feet) in the harbor of Rabaul, a town near the epicenter.

The earthquake hit Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage, The Huffington Post reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had predicted tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) possible within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter, but lifted the warning a few hours later.

The National Disaster Center has not received any reports of damage.