A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (88 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b8bg. Unique identifier: us6000b8bg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.96 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 09:57:27 / August 2, 2020 @ 9:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.9461 East, latitude -5.5814 South, depth = 57.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:57:27 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 141 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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