A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 161 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.39 km (26 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:14:45 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200082q8. Event ids that are associated: us200082q8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 06:14:45 / December 20, 2016 @ 6:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, 153.562° East, -5.8236° South, depth 42.39 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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