A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 141 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 390.38 km (243 miles). Event id: us2000j0qw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j0qw. 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 event, depth 390.38 km, 153.7089° East, -3.3801° South. Global time and date of event 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 07:30:04 / January 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:30:04 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 141 km NNE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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