A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.33 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.6189° East, latitude -5.2257° South, depth = 25.33 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003ly5. Event ids that are associated: us70003ly5. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:23:59 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:23:59 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:23 am.
The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo.
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 eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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