A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:36:34 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12.94 km, 152.0201° East, -3.7764° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70003l0z. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003l0z. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 14:36:34 / May 14, 2019 @ 2:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.94 km (8 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km WSW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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