A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.4003° East, -4.2239° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:53:15 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003nhe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nhe. 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 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 00:53:15 / October 14, 2015 @ 12:53 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km W of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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