A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 228 km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea (142 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:05:26 / 5:05 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: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 07:05:26 / September 20, 2018 @ 7:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, 152.6617° East, -6.5013° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhg1. Unique identifier: us2000hhg1.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-six 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.