A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 114 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (71 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70009n5y. Event ids that are associated: us70009n5y. Exact location of earthquake, 154.4597° East, -6.4724° South, depth 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:16:56 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 07:16:56 / May 15, 2020 @ 7:16 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 114 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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