A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.0188 East, latitude -6.5826 South, depth = 95.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 05:01:50 / March 13, 2016 @ 5:01 am. The temblor was detected at 16:01:50 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.44 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005af8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005af8.
The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 59 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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