A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.57 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:19:48 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.9092° East, latitude -4.3056° South, depth = 31.57 km. Id of earthquake: us10006ref. Event ids that are associated: us10006ref. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 16:19:48 / September 21, 2016 @ 4:19 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 22 km NW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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