A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 109 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.84 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:51:25 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 05:51:25 / December 5, 2020 @ 5:51 am. Id of earthquake: us7000cphk. Event ids that are associated: us7000cphk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.0825 East, latitude -4.9102 South, depth = 70.84 km.
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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 109 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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