A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (107 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:08:48 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.1264 East, latitude -5.8933 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000blsj. Id of event: us7000blsj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 06:08:48 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:08 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 172 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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