A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 152.515° East, -3.7231° South. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:52 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000crmr. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crmr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 19:50:52 / December 12, 2020 @ 7:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km NE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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