A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.72 km (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3b4. Id of event: us6000d3b4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 153.1776° East, -4.6209° South, depth 80.72 km. The temblor was reported at 02:32:10 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 02:32:10 / December 27, 2020 @ 2:32 am.
The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 105 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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