A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Event id: us10003jxw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jxw. Exact location of event, longitude 141.6115 East, latitude -3.1399 South, depth = 55.32 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 01:37:13 / October 3, 2015 @ 1:37 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.32 km (34 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:37:13 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km SSE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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