A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 15:22:53 / May 26, 2019 @ 3:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003v9q. Id of event: us70003v9q. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:22:53 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.8679° East, latitude -3.7769° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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