A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 130 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 151.3719° East, -5.1098° South, depth 169.56 km. Event id: us6000d6q0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6q0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.56 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 10:12:26 / December 29, 2020 @ 10:12 am. The temblor was reported at 10:12:26 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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