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

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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

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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