A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 65 km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea (40 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.55 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:38:17 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 153.6159° East, latitude -4.4047° South, depth = 106.55 km. Id of earthquake: us100074dn. Event ids that are associated: us100074dn. Global time and date of event 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 23:38:17 / November 5, 2016 @ 11:38 pm UTC/GMT.
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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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