A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (55 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:58:57 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.4 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 54.4 km, 153.4772° East, -5.1329° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 03:58:57 / December 24, 2016 @ 3:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mfp. Id of event: us10007mfp.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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