A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (72 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.63 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.7381 East, latitude -5.2476 South, depth = 50.63 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:33 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ask8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ask8. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 17:43:33 / September 21, 2017 @ 5:43 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 116 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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