A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 22:18:24 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 32.74 km (20 miles). Global time of event 31/03/15 / 2015-03-31 12:18:24 / March 31, 2015 @ 12:18 pm 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 152.5066 East, latitude -4.8472 South, depth 32.74 km, unique identifier, us10001sbf.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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