A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 186 km N of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (116 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 13:40:36 / January 15, 2016 @ 1:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.54 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:40:36 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 155.2532° East, latitude -4.5468° South, depth = 27.54 km. Event id: us10004g14. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g14. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 186 km N of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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