Published On: Thu, May 7th,

No Tsunami Threat Issued For India, Indian Ocean


New Guinea: The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) has issued no tsunami threat bulletin for India and the Indian Ocean.


According to latest news The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) has ruled out the tsunami warning for Indian and Indian Ocean which has been issued after powerful earthquake of 7.4-magnitude hit island nation of Papua New Guinea earlier on Tuesday.

The ITEWC, regional service providers for Indian Ocean rim countries, authorities stated that there is no possibility of tsunami waves within 300 km of epicenter despite of that Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned the region for local tsunami along the region in Indian Ocean.

T. Srinivasa Kumar, the official of ITEWC, has said that it was possible that a large undersea earthquake trigger tsunami in the Indian Ocean and normally warning has been issued of the magnitude of quakes were more than 6.5 in such events because it can cause a tsunami.

Earlier on Tuesday an earthquake of 7.4-magnitude measuring on the Richter scale hit the south region of Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea for which a tsunami was possible and a warning to avoid any damage was issued to public but no waves were seen in the sea which may generated any damage.

The island nation of Papua New Guinea sits on the Ring of Fire where the earthquakes are common following the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.