A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.84 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:14:20 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/19 / 2019-05-27 10:14:20 / May 27, 2019 @ 10:14 am. Id of earthquake: us60003sp3. Event ids that are associated: us60003sp3. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.9065 East, latitude -4.6521 South, depth = 55.84 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
Questions or comments?
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: 24 km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.