A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 18:51:57 / May 14, 2019 @ 6:51 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 153.0577 East, latitude -4.5135 South, depth = 57.71 km. Unique identifier: us60003qm8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003qm8. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:57 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.71 km (36 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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