A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 132 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 23:03:32 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 154.8867° East, -7.3568° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004w7d. Unique identifier: us20004w7d. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:03:32 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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