A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 149 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (93 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:03:35 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.3266 East, latitude -5.789 South, depth = 49.02 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 19:03:35 / December 19, 2016 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.02 km (30 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082lb. Id of event: us200082lb. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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