A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 134 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us10008eb6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008eb6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.49 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:43 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.49 km, 152.3802° East, -5.5659° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 18:45:43 / March 28, 2017 @ 6:45 pm.
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 seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty 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: 134 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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