A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 03:55:04 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cqat. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqat. Exact location, longitude 152.7299° East, latitude -4.8122° South, depth = 50 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 03:55:04 / December 8, 2020 @ 3:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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