Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii
Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and a tsunami alert was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands but was later cancelled. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to USGS.
Preliminary Earthquake Report:
Date-Time • 14 May 2019 12:58:26 UTC
• 14 May 2019 22:58:26 near epicenter
Location 4.081S 152.569E
Depth 10 km
Distances • 44.2 km (27.4 mi) NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
• 258.2 km (160.1 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
• 314.9 km (195.3 mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
• 408.4 km (253.2 mi) NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
• 684.3 km (424.3 mi) ENE of Lae, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.6 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 118; Dmin = 46.6 km; Rmss = 1.48 seconds; Gp = 24°
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