A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 93 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (58 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.1135 East, latitude -5.3127 South, depth = 41.05 km. Id of earthquake: us20004uq4. Event ids that are associated: us20004uq4. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 15:47:59 / January 26, 2016 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.05 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:47:59 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 93 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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