A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (87 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.7055 East, latitude -5.4909 South, depth = 62.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.25 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 07:24:58 / March 22, 2016 @ 7:24 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005bnu. Unique identifier: us20005bnu. The temblor was reported at 17:24:58 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 140 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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