A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 131 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:37:53 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 182.84 km (114 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000bgke. Event ids that are associated: us6000bgke. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 22:37:53 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 182.84 km, 147.1928° East, -5.5541° South.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 131 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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