A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 02:10:22 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.7642° East, latitude -4.47° South, depth = 84.37 km. The temblor was reported at 12:10:22 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600089ht. Ids that are associated to the event: us600089ht. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.37 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 29 km W of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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