A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 113 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). Exact location of event, depth 34.88 km, 151.1891° East, -3.9119° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 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: us10006kiy. Id of event: us10006kiy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 21:15:56 / September 2, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:56 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 113 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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