A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (67 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.03 km (48 miles). Exact location, longitude 154.5434° East, latitude -6.033° South, depth = 78.03 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rmx. Unique identifier: us10006rmx. The temblor was reported at 02:08:19 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 16:08:19 / August 31, 2016 @ 4:08 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 108 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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