Contatti | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

dom, 27 dic 2020, 02:52
02:52 AM | AUTORE: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.3 quake 27 Dec 12:32 pm (GMT +10)
5.3 quake 27 Dec 12:32 pm (GMT +10)
A shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported around noon near Kokopo, Kokopo District, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 12:32 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kokopo (pop. 26,300) located 96 km from the epicenter, and Rabaul (pop. 8,100) 113 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

If you felt it, report it through our site or app right now!
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic alerts online:
Android | IOS

Earthquake data:
Ho sentito questo terremoto

Data & ora: Sun, 27 Dec 02:32 UTC
Magnitudine: 5.3
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 4.64°S / 153.08°E
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ

News precedente

Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 02:30

Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 45 km west of Kissamos, Greece early morning

4.2 quake 27 Dec 3:59 am (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early morning on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 3:59 am local time near Kissamos, Chania, Crete, Greece, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). ... Read all
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 00:24

Terremoti nel mondo - rapporto sismico per sábbato, 26 dicembre 2020

Mappa del mondo che mostra i terremoti sopra la magnitudo 3 nelle ultime 24 ore il 27 dicembre 2020
Sommario: 4 terremoti M5+, 41 terremoti M4+, 108 terremoti M3+, 200 terremoti M2+ (353 in totale) ... Read all
Mostra di più
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Vulcani | Earthquakes | Photos | News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings