A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 133 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Tuesday. 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). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 152.0991° East, -5.5374° South. The temblor was detected at 19:20:27 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bfbb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bfbb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 19:20:27 / August 25, 2020 @ 7:20 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 133 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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