LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A major Papua New Guinea earthquake today 2012 did not prompt a tsunami alert. The Papua New Guinea earthquake today July 29, 2012 erupted in the predawn morning hours and could be felt across the region. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by news.
On Sunday at 6 am local time, a strong magnitude quake erupted in the New Ireland section of Papua New Guinea, USGS tells news. The quake registered a 6.6 magnitude. USGS indicates to news, however, that the quake struck with a moderate depth.
Initial readings puts the quake only forty-one miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the temblor could be felt across the region.
The quake erupted nineteen miles southeast of Taron. The quake sixty-seven miles east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. USGS also reports that the quake was roughly two hundred miles west of Arawa and east of Kimbe. No reports of damage have yet to be detailed by news.
The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is not reporting any threat of tsunami for the West Coast of the U.S. In a news statement, the WCATWC tells news that “no warning, no watch and no advisory is in effect for the states and provinces listed… The earthquake was not sufficient to generate a tsunami damaging to California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia or Alaska.”