A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 85 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (53 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.43 km (30 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 reported at 20:41:56 / 8:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k3t. Id of event: us20005k3t. Global time and date of event 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 10:41:56 / April 20, 2016 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 153.2756 East, latitude -5.2006 South, depth = 48.43 km.
Each 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 three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 85 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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