A major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 12:58:26 / May 14, 2019 @ 12:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.481 East, latitude -4.211 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:26 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19134000. Unique identifier: pt19134000.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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