An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has been recorded near Taron, Papua New Guinea on 18 March 2016 00:31:27. The earthquake epicenter was located at precisely 10km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea and at a depth of approximately 51.53 km. A provisional tsunami alert have been issued for the region following this earthquake. Other details about the earthquake were not immediately available, and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. We will update this report as soon as we have more information.
Below is a map showing the location of the earthquake and additional information pertaining to the exact location of the epicenter.
Magnitude: 5.3Location: 10km S of Taron, Papua New GuineaTime in GMT: 18 March 2016 00:31:27Latitude of Epicenter: -4.5642Longitude of Epicenter: 153.052Depth: 51.53 km