A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 km SE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 143.2598° East, -4.6384° South, depth 101.68 km. Event id: us20004hk2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004hk2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 08:15:21 / December 12, 2015 @ 8:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.68 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:15:21 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 63 km SE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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