A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20003npa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003npa. Exact location of event, depth 42.98 km, 146.6° East, -6.0528° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/15 / 2015-09-12 10:51:40 / September 12, 2015 @ 10:51 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.98 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:51:40 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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