A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 87 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (54 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.37 km (23 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 08:06:06 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 22:06:06 / January 26, 2016 @ 10:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uva. Id of event: us20004uva. Exact location of event, depth 36.37 km, 153.1785° East, -5.2418° South.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 87 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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