A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 189 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (117 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 04:45:06 / August 15, 2020 @ 4:45 am. The temblor was reported at 04:45:06 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bf2w. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf2w. Exact location of event, longitude 152.6463 East, latitude -6.017 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 189 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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