A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us10007vze. Event ids that are associated: us10007vze. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 23:12:03 / January 28, 2017 @ 11:12 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.53 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:12:03 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 60.53 km, 153.1227° East, -4.6316° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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