A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 143 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 153.7884° East, -5.5215° South, depth 46.13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.13 km (29 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 00:59:03 / July 12, 2017 @ 12:59 am. Unique identifier: us20009xgw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xgw. 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 10:59:03 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 143 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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