A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bu5. Id of event: us10004bu5. The temblor was reported at 07:17:11 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 150.0761° East, latitude -6.2051° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 21:17:11 / December 30, 2015 @ 9:17 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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