A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 148 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (92 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:42:11 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000au8b. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000au8b. Exact location of event, longitude 154.0023 East, latitude -5.3939 South, depth = 63.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.28 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 09:42:11 / September 25, 2017 @ 9:42 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 148 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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