A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 151.4407° East, latitude -4.9448° South, depth = 24.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.37 km (15 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:50:32 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 17:50:32 / May 31, 2019 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003tue. Id of event: us70003tue. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 112 km (70 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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