A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5772 East, latitude -4.2329 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:18 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 14:01:18 / May 14, 2019 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us60003qls. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003qls.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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