A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.35 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:37:48 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003mus. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003mus. Exact location of earthquake, 153.006° East, -4.5786° South, depth 27.35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 22:37:48 / May 17, 2019 @ 10:37 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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