A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 16:36:30 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.6221° East, latitude -6.1934° South, depth = 64.27 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 06:36:30 / July 8, 2017 @ 6:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009w89. Unique identifier: us20009w89. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.27 km (40 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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