A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 184 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (114 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.2055 East, latitude -3.301 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 05:34:08 / January 23, 2016 @ 5:34 am. Event id: us20004va4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004va4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:08 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 184 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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