The quake in Papua raised the possibility of a local tsunami, although authorities said there was no significant tsunami threat to Hawaii or the wider Pacific region.
The preliminary magnitude 7.0 quake struck at 10:48 a.m. today at a depth of 24.5 miles and was centered 118 miles northeast of Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
"We felt the natural disaster a bit, but it was not too strong,"Constable Roy Michael told Reuters by phone from Rabaul police station".
"A tsunami threat exists for parts of the pacific located closer to the natural disaster", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, but added more information was needed to assess if the risk radiated further.
It earlier warned that waves up to about 30 centimetres were possible within 300 kilometres of the epicentre.
Australia's Tsunami Warning Centre said its coastlines were not at risk.
Walsh said areas farther away are unlikely to be affected because the natural disaster isn't "terribly large" and many sites are shielded by land masses and islands.
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The country was still reeling from an natural disaster and tsunami last month that killed more than 2000 people. The quake occurred a few hours before a magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck Papua New Guinea.
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