Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

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:

Magnitude 7.5

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


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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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