A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 110 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:41:11 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.6 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 152.0157° East, latitude -5.3058° South, depth = 50.6 km. Unique identifier: us7000cfm8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cfm8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/20 / 2020-11-11 16:41:11 / November 11, 2020 @ 4:41 pm.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 110 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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