A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 103 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea (64 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:42:20 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6741 East, latitude -5.331 South, depth = 42.28 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.28 km (26 miles). 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: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 22:42:20 / April 15, 2020 @ 10:42 pm. Event id: us70008x6c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x6c.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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