A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 134 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us10006sv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sv5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 08:27:56 / September 17, 2016 @ 8:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 148.1703° East, -5.4206° South, depth 169.12 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:27:56 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.12 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 134 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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