A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004wus. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wus. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 23:01:27 / January 29, 2016 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 146.9212° East, latitude -2.5911° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 09:01:27 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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