A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (mg/mb) has occurred on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 18:31:47 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time of event 30/03/15 / 2015-03-30 08:31:47 / March 30, 2015 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5296 East, latitude -4.6231 South, depth 35 km, unique identifier, us10001ryr.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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