A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60003qlw. Event ids that are associated: us60003qlw. The temblor was picked up at 00:21:21 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.1912 East, latitude -4.1655 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 14:21:21 / May 14, 2019 @ 2:21 pm.
Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 4 km NNE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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