A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 148 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (92 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 153.6814° East, -5.6451° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 00:59:26 / December 22, 2016 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:59:26 / 10:59 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: us10007lvb. Event ids that are associated: us10007lvb. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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