A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 108 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (67 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.98 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 19:58:43 / January 31, 2017 @ 7:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 78.98 km, 154.5025° East, -6.3278° South. Id of earthquake: us20008jxq. Event ids that are associated: us20008jxq. The temblor was picked up at 05:58:43 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 108 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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