A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 152.8695° East, -3.9776° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:43:40 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 23:43:40 / May 21, 2020 @ 11:43 pm. Event id: us6000a1pe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1pe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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