A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kefamenanu in Indonesia. Exact location, longitude 124.1633° East, latitude -9.118° South, depth = 74.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000410w. Unique identifier: us2000410w. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 04:43:57 / October 31, 2015 @ 4:43 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.72 km (46 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:43:57 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soe, Atambua, Kefamenanu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), East Timor (c. 1 155 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Atambua (c. 35 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kefamenanu (c. 29 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soe (c. 27 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Pante Makasar (c. 4 700 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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