A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 185 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (115 miles). Event id: us6000benj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000benj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.9945 East, latitude -5.5418 South, depth = 35 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:34:29 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 16:34:29 / August 9, 2020 @ 4:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 185 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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