A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Amahai in Indonesia. Exact location of event, longitude 129.4154 East, latitude -3.0432 South, depth = 14.88 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amahai in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 01:26:33 / February 20, 2016 @ 1:26 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:33 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.88 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us10004r8u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r8u.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amahai. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia.
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