A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 131 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.82 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.0569 East, latitude -4.9519 South, depth = 11.82 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000639k. Id of event: us2000639k. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:21 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/06/16 / 2016-06-09 20:54:21 / June 9, 2016 @ 8:54 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 131 km NNW of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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