A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ranau in Malaysia on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:13:35 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/06/15 / 2015-06-05 15:13:35 / June 5, 2015 @ 3:13 pm. Unique identifier: us20002q0c. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002q0c. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.23 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 116.7228° East, 6.1402° North, depth 18.23 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Malaysia (c. 28 275 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kota Kinabalu (c. 457 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Putatan (c. 78 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Donggongon (c. 71 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kudat (c. 32 400 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Ranau (c. 19 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kinarut (c. 15 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kudat, Kinarut, Putatan.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km NNE of Ranau, Malaysia.
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