A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (mg/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 05:28:18 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 50.86 km (32 miles). Global time of event 23/05/15 / 2015-05-23 19:28:18 / May 23, 2015 @ 7:28 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 152.6614 East, latitude -4.8421 South, depth 50.86 km, unique identifier, us10002buu. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us10002buu,.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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