A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (25 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jh4. Id of event: us10008jh4. Exact location of event, depth 63.26 km, 153.2998° East, -4.7115° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.26 km (39 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:34:59 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 10:34:59 / April 21, 2017 @ 10:34 am UTC/GMT.
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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 40 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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