A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.42 km (40 miles). Exact location of event, depth 64.42 km, 152.9403° East, -4.5441° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005hbk. Event ids that are associated: us20005hbk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 05:41:13 / April 12, 2016 @ 5:41 am. The temblor was reported at 15:41:13 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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