A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (mg/mb) has striked on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 22:15:21 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time of event 31/03/15 / 2015-03-31 12:15:21 / March 31, 2015 @ 12:15 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5934 East, latitude -4.918 South, depth 35 km, unique identifier, us10001sbg.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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