A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 90 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (56 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004uuy. Unique identifier: us20004uuy. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:34:11 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.41 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 21:34:11 / January 26, 2016 @ 9:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 153.1558° East, -5.2793° South, depth 38.41 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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