Earthquake: 6.2 quake felt near Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Saturday at 10:04 p.m. Pacific time 75 miles from Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was farther than 100 miles from a major city.
In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.
Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.
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