A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Popondetta in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.75 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqhi. Unique identifier: us7000aqhi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:35:52 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 17:35:52 / July 17, 2020 @ 5:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 147.911° East, -8.0603° South, depth 100.75 km.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokoda, Popondetta. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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