On the 14th of May 2019 an earthquake with magnitude 7.5 occurred at 12.58.25 UTC (21:58 local time) in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10km and centered 47km northeast of the town of Kokopo. The earthquake had triggered a tsunami alert for the country and the nearby Solomon Islands, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later said the tsunami threat passed. Strong earthquakes happen regularly in this region; on the 26th of February 2018, 160 people were killed when a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred near the town of Komo in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea.
The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).