A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 216 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (134 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/18 / 2018-11-02 13:18:44 / November 2, 2018 @ 1:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.4379 East, latitude -6.383 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:18:44 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5vy. Id of event: us2000i5vy. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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