A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 152.8851 East, latitude -4.2076 South, depth = 47.63 km. Event id: us6000cqsc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cqsc. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.63 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 13:16:42 / November 17, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:16:42 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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