A tsunami risk is being downgraded after a strong earth quake hit Papua New Guinea.
The quake measuring 7.5 struck near New Irealand at a depth of 50 kilometres.
A warning was issued for risks of waves possible for coasts within 300 kilometres of the earthquake.
The Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii now says the threat of a tsunami has largely passed.
There have so far been no reports of damage.
In March, the same area had a tsunmani alert.