UPDATE: Minor sea level fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters above and below the normal tide may continue over the next few hours. The tsunami threat has largely passed.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has occurred at 12:58 pm UTC 44.2 km northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1000 km of the earthquake epicenter.
Tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 1000 km of the epicenter along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
Tsunami arrival times
A tsunami is a series of waves. The time between wave crests can vary from 5 minutes to an hour. the hazard may persist for many hours or longer after the initial wave.