Papua New Guinea: earthquake

Papua New Guinea – Major Earthquake
Environment alert for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands (May 14, 2019 1:23 PM – May 14, 2019 11:59 PM)
A major magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, late May 14. The epicenter was approximately 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Kokopo and occurred at a shallow depth of only 10 km (6 miles). Very strong shaking was likely felt in northeastern Papua New Guinea. Officials have warned of a possible localized tsunami within 1,000 km (620 miles) in Papua New Guinea and the nearby Solomon Islands; however, a Pacific-wide tsunami is not currently believed to be a threat.
This is a developing situation; additional information will be issued as warranted.
Move away from the immediate coastline; tsunamis can be long-duration events, and the threat may persist for hours. Vacate multistoried buildings or unreinforced structures in areas where strong shaking occurred; aftershocks could cause additional damage. Cellular networks may be overwhelmed; use text messaging if services are available. Due to the threat of landslides, seek updated information on road conditions before driving in hilly areas in the affected area.
Major earthquake
Approximately 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Magnitude (Depth):
7.5 (10 km/6 miles)
2258 May 14
Affected Areas:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
Tsunami Advisory:
Direct Travel News: WorldAware Critical Alert – Papua New Guinea – Major Earthquake