A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.86 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:28:28 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ded2. Id of event: us6000ded2. Exact location of event, longitude 152.6517 East, latitude -4.725 South, depth = 61.86 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 05:28:28 / February 4, 2021 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 59 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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