A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 99 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.64 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us1000aym3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000aym3. Exact location of earthquake, 152.6111° East, -5.2645° South, depth 49.64 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/17 / 2017-10-22 00:59:30 / October 22, 2017 @ 12:59 am. 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 10:59:30 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 99 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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