A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:25:06 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.23 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003qn0. Event ids that are associated: us60003qn0. Exact location, longitude 152.7625° East, latitude -4.1813° South, depth = 16.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 17:25:06 / May 14, 2019 @ 5:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days seventy 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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