A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.89 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 152.5223 East, latitude -3.7685 South, depth = 7.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 20:01:25 / May 14, 2019 @ 8:01 pm. Id of earthquake: us60003qmd. Event ids that are associated: us60003qmd. The temblor was reported at 06:01:25 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 14 km SE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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