A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 94 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (58 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.77 km (2 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 temblor was picked up at 06:03:42 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004uu1. Event ids that are associated: us20004uu1. Global time and date of event 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 20:03:42 / January 26, 2016 @ 8:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 153.1841° East, -5.3078° South, depth 2.77 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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