A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 174 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (108 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c72x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c72x. The temblor was detected at 03:48:10 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.5719° East, latitude -5.2311° South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 03:48:10 / October 6, 2020 @ 3:48 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 174 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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