A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 96 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (60 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uks. Id of event: us20004uks. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 03:10:23 / January 26, 2016 @ 3:10 am. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:10:23 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.1682 East, latitude -5.3308 South, depth = 43.85 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.85 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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