Powerful earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea
May 5 , 2015
A powerful earthquake struck round 150 kilometers south of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. As per reports, the earthquake resulted in a small tsunami near the epicenter and disrupted power lines but no widespread damage was reported. Chris McKee, assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, said that a tsunami was seen in the Harbour of Rabaul.
However, there were no reports of flooding as the tsunami, which was estimated at three feet, did not rise beyond the normal level of high tide. There were some reports of structural damages and cracks in walls in Kokopo, but no reports of injuries.