A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7653 East, latitude -7.3241 South, depth = 136.59 km. Id of earthquake: us10002wuv. Event ids that are associated: us10002wuv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.59 km (85 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:52:08 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/15 / 2015-07-12 11:52:08 / July 12, 2015 @ 11:52 am.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Bulolo, Wau.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ENE of Wau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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