A major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Kokoda in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokoda in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:50:24 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: at00qdlek0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qdlek0, pt20199000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Global time and date of event 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 02:50:24 / July 17, 2020 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7 East, latitude -7.8 South, depth = 85 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Bulolo, Popondetta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 143 km (89 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km N of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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