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Quake Hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific as far north as Russia. The quake hit at a depth of 65 kilometers, about 54 kilometers from the city of Kokopo on the island of New Britain and 789 kilometers from the capital of Port Moresby, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Officials in Port Moresby said there had been no reports of damage or...

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