A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 175 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (109 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 18:27:56 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 18:27:56 / October 4, 2020 @ 6:27 pm. Event id: us6000c6td. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6td. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.5142° East, -5.327° South, depth 70.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.1 km (44 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 175 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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