A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 111 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (69 miles). 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 of earthquake, 153.4718° East, -5.3711° South, depth 21.86 km. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:21:26 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/16 / 2016-10-12 03:21:26 / October 12, 2016 @ 3:21 am. Id of earthquake: us20007dbw. Event ids that are associated: us20007dbw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.86 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 111 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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