A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 131 km NW of Laiwui, Indonesia (81 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20005fk8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fk8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.9189 East, latitude -0.4374 South, depth = 67.66 km. The temblor was reported at 17:52:35 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 08:52:35 / April 5, 2016 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.66 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 131 km NW of Laiwui, Indonesia.
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