A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.2 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, depth 32.2 km, 152.6153° East, -4.0572° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 17:51:59 / May 14, 2019 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:59 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003qm7. Id of event: us60003qm7.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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