A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 118 kilometers (73 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:34:34 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 12:34:34 / May 23, 2019 @ 12:34 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003r5c. Event ids that are associated: us60003r5c. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3577° East, -6.2244° South, depth 10 km.
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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