A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 152.5939 East, latitude -5.5323 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs43. Id of event: us7000cs43. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 19:13:12 / December 14, 2020 @ 7:13 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:13:12 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 136 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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