A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us1000959z. Event ids that are associated: us1000959z. The temblor was reported at 22:42:05 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 12:42:05 / June 29, 2017 @ 12:42 pm. Exact location, longitude 153.065° East, latitude -4.5727° South, depth = 65.86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.86 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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