A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 76 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (47 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.33 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008g4h. Unique identifier: us60008g4h. Exact location of event, depth 68.33 km, 148.8625° East, -6.2713° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 17:51:13 / March 15, 2020 @ 5:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:51:13 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter).
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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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