A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 41 km SSE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 15:58:10 / May 12, 2019 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 149.7166° East, latitude -6.5538° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 01:58:10 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70003njn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003njn.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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