A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.82 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cqm7. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqm7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.82 km, 151.8401° East, -3.7077° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 17:48:05 / December 12, 2020 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:48:05 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 65 km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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