2019-05-14: A 7.5 M magnitude earthquake struck the 45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea region in a depth of 10 km. Earthquakes of this magnitude can potentially trigger regional tsunamis. Tsunamis of this kind can cause destruction up to hundreds of kilometres away from its epicentre.
Maybe affected: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Is., Indonesia
Caution: Multiple tsunami waves could hit the coast hours after the earthquake.
Tsunami Warning Signs: Noticeable quakes, unusual rise or fall in sea level, local media warnings (sirens, light signals, radio, TV, text messages).
Suggested measures in case of signs of a tsunami:
Travellers should immediately leave the coastline.
Travellers should move inland and/or to higher ground (e.g. hills or mountains).
River mouths should be avoided.
It is advised to always follow warnings and instructions of the local authorities.
Higher ground should only be left after an official all-clear signal.
This event will be further monitored. Further information may follow.
A3M / USGS