A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 150 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009l4a. Unique identifier: us20009l4a. The temblor was reported at 01:04:39 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.06 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 15:04:39 / May 31, 2017 @ 3:04 pm. Exact location, longitude 154.3339° East, latitude -4.8439° South, depth = 101.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 150 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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