A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 105 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.2397° East, latitude -5.2968° South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 12:04:14 / July 16, 2020 @ 12:04 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000apkv. Id of event: us7000apkv. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:04:14 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 105 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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