A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 21:26:11 / August 29, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 149.8495° East, -6.1364° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:26:11 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jls. Unique identifier: us10006jls.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 34 km ENE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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