A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (105 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 21:53:43 / December 12, 2020 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 153.3921 East, latitude -5.3864 South, depth = 7.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crmp. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crmp. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:53:43 / 9:53 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 169 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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