A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (37 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.2 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005flt. Event ids that are associated: us20005flt. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 14:43:50 / March 30, 2016 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 153.05° East, latitude -5.0057° South, depth = 11.2 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:50 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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