A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 167 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (104 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6211 East, latitude -5.865 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 17:28:18 / March 9, 2020 @ 5:28 pm. Unique identifier: us60008f4w. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008f4w. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:28:18 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 167 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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