A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kayangel in Palau on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:05:21 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 02:05:21 / January 25, 2016 @ 2:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.52 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 134.7344 East, latitude 8.0243 North, depth = 15.52 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gxw. Unique identifier: us10004gxw.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Koror (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Koror Town (c. 12 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ulimang (c. 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mengellang (c. 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ngchesar Hamlet (c. 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Melekeok Village (c. 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ngchemiangel (c. 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koror, Koror Town, Ngetkib. Close country/countries, Palau (c. 20 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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