A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. 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 91.36 km (57 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 21:40:16 / May 12, 2017 @ 9:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008s19. Id of event: us10008s19. The temblor was detected at 21:40:16 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.1458 East, latitude -4.9224 South, depth = 91.36 km.
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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