A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us60005lbf. Unique identifier: us60005lbf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/19 / 2019-09-12 06:07:32 / September 12, 2019 @ 6:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:07:32 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.06 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.7229 East, latitude -4.6056 South, depth = 14.06 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 37 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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