7.4 magnitude earthquake switches panic mode on Papua New Guinea
New Delhi : A 7.4 magnitude earthquake sowed panic situation in the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday.
Officials warned of local tsunami in the area as an impact.
According to US Geological Survey the quake struck about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 63 kilometers (40 miles).
No immediate reports of damage or tsunami waves were reported from the area
Nine days back, Nepal had witnessed 7.9 magnitude quake that had jolted whole country leaving more than 7000 people dead.