A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km S of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (85 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:54:50 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vel. Id of event: us20006vel. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 14:54:50 / August 26, 2016 @ 2:54 pm. Exact location, longitude 150.9013° East, latitude -3.8006° South, depth = 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 136 km S of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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