A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Event id: us70008d2m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008d2m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 18:39:36 / March 20, 2020 @ 6:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.37 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.9484° East, -4.2878° South, depth 11.37 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:39:36 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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