A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 159 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (99 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 00:11:13 / September 30, 2015 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10003mz9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mz9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 9.9 km, 146.8108° East, -3.3861° South. The temblor was reported at 10:11:13 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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