A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 178 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (111 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 152.1351° East, latitude -5.9502° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aphx. Unique identifier: us7000aphx. The temblor was reported at 03:00:00 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 03:00:00 / July 9, 2020 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 178 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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