A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 14:46:32 / February 20, 2021 @ 2:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.89 km (43 miles). Event id: us7000ddkw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddkw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:46:32 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.0157° East, latitude -4.5118° South, depth = 69.89 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). 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 Kokopo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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