A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was reported at 18:41:58 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.88 km (68 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7uj. Id of event: us6000c7uj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 18:41:58 / October 12, 2020 @ 6:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.1894° East, -4.7763° South, depth 108.88 km.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 48 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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