A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Watubuku in Indonesia. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:18 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 03:38:18 / January 14, 2016 @ 3:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.42 km (98 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 122.9296 East, latitude -8.6447 South, depth = 157.42 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Watubuku in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004ec4. Event ids that are associated: us10004ec4.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maumere (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Maumere (c. 47 600 pop). Close country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km ESE of Watubuku, Indonesia.
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