A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.668 East, latitude -4.3134 South, depth = 144.01 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:25:57 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/16 / 2016-05-10 00:25:57 / May 10, 2016 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144.01 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i8i. Id of event: us10005i8i.
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km WSW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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