A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 108 kilometers (67 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 142.155° East, -5.6657° South, depth 10 km. 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: us1000e2xm. Unique identifier: us1000e2xm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/18 / 2018-05-07 00:15:23 / May 7, 2018 @ 12:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:15:23 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 108 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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