A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (94 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us10007vqe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vqe. Exact location, longitude 154.4002° East, latitude -5.4278° South, depth = 102.54 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:50 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.54 km (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 17:55:50 / January 11, 2017 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 152 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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