A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 167.03 km (104 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 01:35:31 / February 15, 2020 @ 1:35 am. The temblor was detected at 11:35:31 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 167.03 km, 152.2756° East, -4.8002° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007u65. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u65.
Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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