A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 151.925 East, latitude -3.7223 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000cr0a. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cr0a. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:09:08 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 20:09:08 / December 9, 2020 @ 8:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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