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No tsunami threat from earthquake near Papua New Guinea

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:21 a.m. HST, Oct 16, 2013

No tsunami warning was issued after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the Bougainville Region of Papua New Guinea.

The earthquake struck at 12:31 a.m. Hawaii time, about 40 miles west southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea and about 233 miles southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 36 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no danger to Hawaii.

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