A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 173 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (107 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4um. Id of event: us6000c4um. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.04 km (46 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 153.6845° East, -5.0109° South, depth 74.04 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 15:15:55 / October 2, 2020 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:15:55 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 173 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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