A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (17 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003r6d. Event ids that are associated: us10003r6d. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.43 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 13:54:30 / October 24, 2015 @ 1:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:54:30 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 47.43 km, 149.3564° East, -6.3784° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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