A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 140 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (87 miles) on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:10:35 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70004qjb. Event ids that are associated: us70004qjb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.12 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 23:10:35 / July 12, 2019 @ 11:10 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 147.0572 East, latitude -5.3198 South, depth = 123.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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