A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 154 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 06:02:37 / March 5, 2018 @ 6:02 am. Event id: us2000dcax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcax. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 154.1617° East, -5.2826° South, depth 162.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.36 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:02:37 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 154 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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