A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200050mj. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050mj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 19:07:16 / February 16, 2016 @ 7:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6283 East, latitude -4.6406 South, depth = 54.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.22 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:07:16 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 48 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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