The earthquake was measured magnitude of 7, and the epicenter was 125 kilometers east of Kimbe, according to USGS. The depth was measured at 40 kilometers.
A warning of potentially devastating tsunami waves was sent within a 300 km radius of the epicenter.
“Based on all available data, the Tsunami threat from the earthquake is now over,” said the Pacific Ocean PTWC tsunami warning center.
There have so far been no reports of personal injury or material damage.
Papua New Guinea is located north of Australia and west of Indonesia.