A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 189 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (117 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 23:34:07 / December 24, 2016 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 153.7823° East, latitude -6.17° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 09:34:07 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007mkf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mkf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days ninety-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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