A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5262 East, latitude -4.1487 South, depth = 132.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 15:16:41 / May 7, 2020 @ 3:16 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.07 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:16:41 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009bqa. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009bqa.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 36 km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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