A major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5694 East, latitude -4.081 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:58:26 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19134000, us70003kyy. Id of event: us70003kyy. Global time and date of event 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 12:58:26 / May 14, 2019 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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