A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:13:17 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bhsa. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhsa. The earthquake occurred 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). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 19:13:17 / August 31, 2020 @ 7:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6314 East, latitude -6.0045 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.
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