Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -5.5981S, 152.6559WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 145 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (90 miles). Global time and date of event 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 20:06:46 / September 22, 2020 @ 8:06 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6559 East, latitude -5.5981 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:06:46 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c18f. Unique identifier: us6000c18f.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 145 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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