A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (91 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c6qq. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6qq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.44 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 13:20:25 / October 3, 2020 @ 1:20 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:25 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.0608 East, latitude -5.4058 South, depth = 47.44 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 146 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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