A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 23:00:43 / May 21, 2020 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 152.8625° East, latitude -4.1119° South, depth = 14.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.88 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mw1. Id of event: us70009mw1. The temblor was picked up at 09:00:43 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 43 km NNW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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