A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 14:00:26 / May 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:00:26 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60003qlu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003qlu. Exact location of earthquake, 152.2755° East, -4.3986° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 5 km (3 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 5 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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