A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 151.7175 East, latitude -3.8733 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 06:26:23 / April 20, 2020 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:26:23 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60009bkw. Unique identifier: us60009bkw.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 61 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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