A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 140 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (87 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.5318 East, latitude -5.6331 South, depth = 40.2 km. 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 picked up at 12:50:53 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us200082gw. Unique identifier: us200082gw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.2 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 02:50:53 / December 19, 2016 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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