A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 51 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (32 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/16 / 2016-10-19 15:12:39 / October 19, 2016 @ 3:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 149.0902 East, latitude -6.1358 South, depth = 87.69 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.69 km (54 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:12:39 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007fch. Unique identifier: us20007fch.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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