A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 14:49:32 / February 3, 2017 @ 2:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.85 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:49:32 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.4254° East, latitude -5.8012° South, depth = 68.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k8q. Id of event: us20008k8q.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 144 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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