A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 198 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (123 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 02:06:34 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 16:06:34 / September 14, 2016 @ 4:06 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 151.8428° East, -6.1249° South, depth 10 km. 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: us10006rdn. Id of event: us10006rdn.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 198 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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