A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 181 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (112 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 15:18:20 / December 7, 2020 @ 3:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpv3. Unique identifier: us7000cpv3. Exact location of event, depth 8.38 km, 153.7792° East, -4.9767° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.38 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:18:20 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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