A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 15:05:53 / April 29, 2017 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 152.8799° East, -4.1185° South, depth 50.29 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pni. Id of event: us10008pni. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.29 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:05:53 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 42 km NNW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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