A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 143 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.1921 East, latitude -6.4055 South, depth = 62.75 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 19:49:48 / December 18, 2016 @ 7:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.75 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:49:48 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200082es. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082es.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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