A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (25 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2111 East, latitude -4.7915 South, depth = 27.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 08:54:48 / August 1, 2017 @ 8:54 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:54:48 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.84 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a35i. Id of event: us2000a35i. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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