A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (61 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 15:32:27 / April 30, 2020 @ 3:32 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ajj. Unique identifier: us70009ajj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9022 East, latitude -6.9904 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:32:27 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirteen 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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