A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 08:21:47 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 22:21:47 / March 16, 2018 @ 10:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d7y2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d7y2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3787 East, latitude -5.8481 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km NNE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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