A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 22/07/20 / 2020-07-22 03:34:44 / July 22, 2020 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 152.993 East, latitude -4.1606 South, depth = 25.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.46 km (16 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:34:44 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000b5wy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b5wy.
Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 82 km ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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