A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 133 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 13:53:01 / January 27, 2018 @ 1:53 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:53:01 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us2000cytl. Unique identifier: us2000cytl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.4192 East, latitude -5.4828 South, depth = 134.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.21 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every 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 six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 133 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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