A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 88 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.6471 East, latitude -4.9773 South, depth = 68.9 km. Id of earthquake: us10008u2q. Event ids that are associated: us10008u2q. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.9 km (43 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:19:00 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 00:19:00 / May 22, 2017 @ 12:19 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 88 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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