A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.72 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 19:56:01 / December 28, 2020 @ 7:56 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6h1. Id of event: us6000d6h1. The temblor was detected at 19:56:01 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.9216 East, latitude -4.4331 South, depth = 81.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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