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Tsunami warning following quake in Papua New Guinea

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An Indonesian Muslim woman sow flowers during the commemoration of 10th anniversary of the devastating tsunami at Ulee Lheue mass grave in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Dec. 26, 2014. A ceremony marking the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia the worst ten years ago was held here on Friday, featuring appreciation to donor countries participating in rebuilding and rehabilitating Aceh to what it is today.
 An Indonesian Muslim woman sow flowers during the commemoration of 10th anniversary of the devastating tsunami at Ulee Lheue mass grave in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Dec. 26, 2014. A ceremony marking the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia the worst ten years ago was held here on Friday, featuring appreciation to donor countries participating in rebuilding and rehabilitating Aceh to what it is today.
An Indonesian Muslim woman sow flowers during the commemoration of 10th anniversary of the devastating tsunami at Ulee Lheue mass grave in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Dec. 26, 2014. A ceremony marking the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia the worst ten years ago was held here on Friday, featuring appreciation to donor countries participating in rebuilding and rehabilitating Aceh to what it is today.

A tsunami warning was issued following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck 150 km south of Papua New Guinea.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 5.6 degrees south latitude and 152.1 degrees east longitude.

It issued a “hazardous” alert within 300 km of the epicentre, Xinhua news agency reported.

Islands in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines and surrounding nations are expected to be hit by the strong waves.

However, no casualty or damage to property was reported.

 

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