A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kokoda in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000699i. Unique identifier: us6000699i. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/19 / 2019-11-01 02:32:42 / November 1, 2019 @ 2:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.4826 East, latitude -8.5492 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:32:42 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Popondetta, Kokoda.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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