A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (66 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2276 East, latitude -4.5021 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d6f9. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6f9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:39:48 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 02:39:48 / December 27, 2020 @ 2:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 107 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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