A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.8639° East, -4.3151° South, depth 35 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:17:17 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: usd000a1im. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usd000a1im. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 10:17:17 / May 16, 2019 @ 10:17 am.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 25 km NW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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