A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 184 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (114 miles) on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:14:58 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b3gh. Unique identifier: us6000b3gh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 153.6234° East, latitude -5.3096° South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 15:14:58 / July 19, 2020 @ 3:14 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 184 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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