A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 115 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (71 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 23:02:17 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004x2e. Event ids that are associated: us20004x2e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.6772° East, -2.9839° South, depth 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:02:17 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 115 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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