A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 85 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (53 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 03:37:35 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 173.53 km (108 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007t3n. Unique identifier: us70007t3n. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 17:37:35 / February 19, 2020 @ 5:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 149.079° East, latitude -5.6073° South, depth = 173.53 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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