A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 142 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:04:41 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bed1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bed1. Exact location of event, longitude 151.8386 East, latitude -5.5604 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 19:04:41 / August 25, 2020 @ 7:04 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 142 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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