A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 141 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.11 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.4777 East, latitude -5.4996 South, depth = 69.11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 07:05:31 / March 12, 2016 @ 7:05 am. Event id: us20005a7t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005a7t. The temblor was reported at 18:05:31 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 141 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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