A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 58 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 21:26:05 / October 2, 2015 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003na1. Event ids that are associated: us10003na1. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.44 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35.44 km, 153.0727° East, -4.9926° South. The temblor was reported at 07:26:05 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 58 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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