A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 km SSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (25 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:38:03 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.1 km (23 miles). Exact location, longitude 149.4658° East, latitude -6.5862° South, depth = 37.1 km. Global time and date of event 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 05:38:03 / October 15, 2016 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20007fn5. Event ids that are associated: us20007fn5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 41 km SSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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