A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 121 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004b9p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b9p. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 08:55:08 / December 25, 2015 @ 8:55 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.95 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:08 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 152.4536° East, -5.432° South, depth 33.95 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 121 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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