A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 99 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Global time and date of event 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 19:48:41 / December 30, 2016 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:48:41 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007nt8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nt8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.23 km (17 miles). 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 event, longitude 152.9771 East, latitude -5.3615 South, depth = 27.23 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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