A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 154 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (96 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/16 / 2016-05-30 16:27:30 / May 30, 2016 @ 4:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:27:30 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20005z7a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005z7a. Exact location of earthquake, 149.7776° East, -3.5303° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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