A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 22:05:59 / December 13, 2020 @ 10:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 153.098° East, -4.2991° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cqv0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqv0. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:05:59 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 92 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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