A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008fnr. Unique identifier: us20008fnr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.72 km (43 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:12:03 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 19:12:03 / February 1, 2017 @ 7:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 146.8947° East, -6.1796° South, depth 69.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. 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: 60 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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