A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 224 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (139 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 153.2782 East, latitude -6.4787 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:21:33 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008jy5. Event ids that are associated: us10008jy5. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 05:21:33 / April 23, 2017 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 224 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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