A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 138 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.92 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:12:36 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.1368° East, latitude -5.4798° South, depth = 170.92 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f0e. Id of event: us10004f0e. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 04:12:36 / January 16, 2016 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 138 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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