A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (52 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.7 km (65 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:57:44 / 11:57 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). Id of earthquake: us200082p1. Event ids that are associated: us200082p1. Exact location, longitude 153.7785° East, latitude -4.6373° South, depth = 104.7 km. Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 01:57:44 / December 20, 2016 @ 1:57 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km ESE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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