A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 15:02:58 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.15 km (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 05:02:58 / February 3, 2020 @ 5:02 am. Event id: us60007n5g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007n5g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.3002° East, latitude -3.9906° South, depth = 178.15 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-three 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: 26 km NNE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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