A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. 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: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 17:20:59 / December 2, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:20:59 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cn2w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn2w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.2687 East, latitude -4.3143 South, depth = 145.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145.9 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 4 km (3 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km N of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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