A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (84 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.0083 East, latitude -5.5408 South, depth = 51.78 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 14:28:55 / October 4, 2020 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000c6tf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6tf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.78 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:28:55 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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