A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 142.0705° East, latitude -6.0041° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:17:17 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 12:17:17 / February 28, 2018 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000d949. Event ids that are associated: us2000d949.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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