A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 01:57:01 / October 3, 2020 @ 1:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.64 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6qh. Id of event: us6000c6qh. The temblor was detected at 01:57:01 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.64 km, 152.9486° East, -4.1959° South.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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