A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 78 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (48 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 27.92 km, 153.13° East, -5.1685° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:21 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qy5. Unique identifier: us10003qy5. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 09:29:21 / October 18, 2015 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.92 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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