A 7.5 MMS quake rattles New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Police Sergeant Frank Kilaur says that the quake was "very, very violent" but no immediate reports of major damages or casualties have been reported. A tsunami alert is issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The tsunami threat has now largely passed.
A strong, shallow earthquake struck the Papua New Guinea town of Rabaul overnight, sending residents fleeing into the streets and cutting power to the town of nearly 4,000.
- Daily Express
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- Radio New Zealand