A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (87 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: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 19:03:00 / August 25, 2020 @ 7:03 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000bctq. Event ids that are associated: us7000bctq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:03:00 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.8765 East, latitude -5.5467 South, depth = 35 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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