A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iuei. Id of event: us2000iuei. The temblor was picked up at 21:14:23 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.39 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 11:14:23 / December 17, 2018 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.3282 East, latitude -5.0344 South, depth = 60.39 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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