Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near D’Entrecasteaux Islands region


Earthquake location -8.8371S, 152.7656WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, D’Entrecasteaux Islands region (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 22:55:13 / August 27, 2020 @ 10:55 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:13 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000be2j. Unique identifier: us7000be2j. Exact location, longitude 152.7656° East, latitude -8.8371° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven 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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