A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.36 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 99.36 km, 152.1981° East, -4.5459° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d32y. Event ids that are associated: us7000d32y. The temblor was detected at 07:53:22 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/21 / 2021-01-25 07:53:22 / January 25, 2021 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 23 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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