A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia (24 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:24:30 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 137.8044° East, latitude 8.3142° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 01:24:30 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004uxe. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uxe. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 two 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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