A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 114 kilometers (71 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 02:50:23 / July 17, 2020 @ 2:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7548 East, latitude -7.847 South, depth = 85.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.46 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:50:23 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qdlek0, pt20199000, us7000aq3e. Id of event: us7000aq3e.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Kokoda (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Popondetta, Kokoda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 114 km N of Kokoda, Papua New Guinea.
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