A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 112 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 15:20:24 / September 11, 2017 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:20:24 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.6437 East, latitude -2.8189 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000ak55. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ak55. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 112 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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