Magnitude 5 Moderate Earthquake Strikes 16 Miles North-West of Taron, Papua New Guinea

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5 struck 16 miles north-west of Taron, Papua New Guinea, near New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 35 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be moderate.

The reported time was May 16, 2019 at 10:17:17 AM UTC. USGS reports that this quake event was manually reviewed. According to USGS it is possible that this earthquake could trigger a tsunami. Please visit OAA Tsunami Website to check for tsunami warnings.

Map of Earthquake

For updates on this quake, please visit the USGS Event Page.

Tell us what you think