A major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us70003hqb. Event ids that are associated: at00pr3pwp, us70003hqb, pt19126050. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bulolo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 126.92 km, 146.44° East, -6.9767° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 21:19:35 / May 6, 2019 @ 9:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:19:35 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.92 km (79 miles).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kerema, Kainantu, Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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