A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 99 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:32:15 / 11:32 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). Exact location of earthquake, 153.5979° East, -5.1653° South, depth 29.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 01:32:15 / December 24, 2016 @ 1:32 am. Unique identifier: us10007mf5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mf5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.34 km (18 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 99 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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