A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 149 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 09:09:54 / September 27, 2015 @ 9:09 am. 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 134.8 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003mgz. Event ids that are associated: us10003mgz. Exact location, longitude 154.355° East, latitude -5.5521° South, depth = 134.8 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:09:54 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 149 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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