Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Prompts Tsunami Warning

 CALAMA, Chile (CBS SF ) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake prompted a tsunami warning.

The USGS says the quake’s epicenter was located 33 miles (54 kilometers) southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea and was at a depth of 65 kilometers. The quake hit at 3:48 p.m. PST Sunday.

A tsunami alert was issued for coastal areas within 1,000 kilometers of the quake’s epicenter. There was no threat for the California coast.

Tsunami wave has been observed in Tarekukure Wharf, Province of Choiseul, Solomon Islands at 01:59 on 30.03.2015. The tsunami wave is not dangerous, according to the measured data the wave height was 0.3 centimeters (0.1 feet) The 7.7 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami in the region.