A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 166 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 22:38:07 / December 27, 2016 @ 10:38 pm. Exact location of event, depth 24.93 km, 153.6265° East, -5.8474° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007n3n. Id of event: us10007n3n. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:38:07 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 166 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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