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)
Summary
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.
Advice
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.
Event:
Major earthquake
Epicenter:
Approximately 30 km (20 miles) northeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Magnitude (Depth):
7.5 (10 km/6 miles)
Time/Date:
2258 May 14
Affected Areas:
Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
Tsunami Advisory:
Yes
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