A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6321 East, latitude -5.1453 South, depth = 55.06 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005tld. Id of event: us70005tld. The temblor was detected at 12:35:40 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 02:35:40 / October 12, 2019 @ 2:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.06 km (34 miles).
The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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