A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (55 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 197.08 km, 149.0933° East, -5.5442° South. The temblor was picked up at 06:01:39 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000i45l. Event ids that are associated: us2000i45l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.08 km (122 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 20:01:39 / October 30, 2018 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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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