A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 29 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 05:46:29 / May 1, 2020 @ 5:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000983b. Unique identifier: us7000983b. Exact location of event, depth 63.98 km, 153.2859° East, -4.5498° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.98 km (40 miles). 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 15:46:29 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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