A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Namlea in Indonesia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.44 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namlea in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f44. Id of event: us10004f44. The temblor was detected at 08:22:35 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 23:22:35 / January 16, 2016 @ 11:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2288 East, latitude -3.8632 South, depth = 46.44 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 68 km SSE of Namlea, Indonesia.
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