A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0363 East, latitude -7.5705 South, depth = 49.09 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:06 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 08:50:06 / January 14, 2017 @ 8:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.09 km (31 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 id: us10007w7g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7g.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Wau (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km SE of Wau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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