A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 113 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). Global time and date of event 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 14:28:31 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007m9k. Unique identifier: us10007m9k. The temblor was picked up at 00:28:31 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.2911 East, latitude -5.4648 South, depth = 23.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.44 km (15 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-four 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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