A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 99 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Exact location, longitude 151.7528° East, latitude -5.0928° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 15:53:44 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1nx. Unique identifier: us2000a1nx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 05:53:44 / July 22, 2017 @ 5:53 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 99 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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