Live updates

Tsunami warning after earthquake near Papua New Guinea

Credit: ITV News

An earthquake of magnitude 7.9 has struck west of Arawa on Bougainville island, Papua New Guinea.

An advisory from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that widespread tsunami waves were "possible" following the quake.

The US Geological Survey, which said the earthquake struck at a depth of 167 kilometers (103 miles), downgraded the quake from its initial measurement of magnitude 8.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Charles and Camilla continue Papua New Guinea tour

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been visiting Papua New Guinea as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour.

The royal couple arrived at the Sir John Guise Stadium in the capital of Port Moresby to a cheering crowd of 5,000.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are driven on the back of a truck visit Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After an open air church service Charles presented new colours to the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall meet dancers dressed in traditional dress Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

During a speech to the crowds Charles spoke in Pidgin English and said: "I bring you greetings from Her Majesty the Queen of Papua New Guinea and from all my family members during this celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. Was my Pidgin correct?"

"This is a great day and a magnificent spectacle. We are gathered here to celebrate the Queen's 60 years of service to others.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Boera village in Papua New Guinea Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I know how honoured Her Majesty is to be your Queen, a title borne by her with immense pride and renewed by the people of this great country upon independence in 1975."

Thousands of school children paraded into the stadium for the royals.

Prince and Duchess try Papua New Guinea village life

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are to experience Papua New Guinea village life as part of their tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

Charles and Camilla will travel to the coastal settlement of Boera to see how people live and keep their traditions alive.

They will tour craft stalls and watch a war dance before the Prince and Duchess will learn about conservation work to preserve coastal mangrove forests and plant saplings to highlight the project.

Load more updates