A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 01:21:43 / June 17, 2017 @ 1:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009n7t. Id of event: us20009n7t. 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 detected at 11:21:43 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 63.88 km, 153.1697° East, -4.6719° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.88 km (40 miles).
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. 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 and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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