A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 88 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (55 miles). Event id: us2000c574. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c574. Global time and date of event 16/12/17 / 2017-12-16 07:53:13 / December 16, 2017 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.79 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 154.6975 East, latitude -6.4463 South, depth = 46.79 km. The temblor was reported at 17:53:13 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 88 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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