A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 142 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000j20c. Event ids that are associated: us2000j20c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 06:49:12 / December 21, 2018 @ 6:49 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:49:12 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 152.5546° East, -5.663° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 142 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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