A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 154 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 153.6243° East, latitude -5.7309° South, depth = 24.38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.38 km (15 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:27:35 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007luv. Event ids that are associated: us10007luv. Global time and date of event 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 23:27:35 / December 21, 2016 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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