A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 64 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (40 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us20004uz3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uz3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 05:46:45 / January 27, 2016 @ 5:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:46:45 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 148.9774° East, latitude -6.1318° South, depth = 70.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.89 km (44 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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