A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 78 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (48 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009d26. Id of event: us70009d26. Exact location, longitude 153.6081° East, latitude -4.884° South, depth = 68.91 km. 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 earthquake 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 03:46:19 / May 9, 2020 @ 3:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.91 km (43 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:46:19 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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