A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.11 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 15:52:15 / December 7, 2020 @ 3:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.795 East, latitude -4.3692 South, depth = 45.11 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:52:15 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cnua. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnua. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 58 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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