A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:44:55 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.16 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 20:44:55 / October 17, 2015 @ 8:44 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pei. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pei. Exact location of event, longitude 152.8263 East, latitude -5.1264 South, depth = 64.16 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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