A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 122 kilometers (76 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.29 km (19 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:04:29 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 31.29 km, 152.0983° East, -5.4509° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 06:04:29 / February 9, 2020 @ 6:04 am. Id of earthquake: us70007lwy. Event ids that are associated: us70007lwy.
Epicenter of the event was 124 km (77 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 122 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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