A major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.6 km (85 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:19:36 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 21:19:36 / May 6, 2019 @ 9:19 pm. Id of earthquake: pt19126050. Event ids that are associated: pt19126050. Exact location of event, depth 136.6 km, 146.356° East, -6.951° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 144 km (90 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kerema, Kainantu.
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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