A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (31 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:39:30 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.29 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/15 / 2015-07-04 09:39:30 / July 4, 2015 @ 9:39 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20002z71. Event ids that are associated: us20002z71. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.0991 East, latitude -6.1388 South, depth = 60.29 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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