A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ternate in Indonesia. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s5h. Unique identifier: us10004s5h. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.35 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.3973 East, latitude 1.0149 North, depth = 13.35 km. The temblor was detected at 05:47:35 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ternate in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 20:47:35 / February 23, 2016 @ 8:47 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ternate (c. 101 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Sofifi (c. 36 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Tobelo (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tobelo, Sofifi, Ternate (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km N of Ternate, Indonesia.
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