A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 233 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (145 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 20:35:16 / April 6, 2016 @ 8:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:35:16 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.42 km (82 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 130.358° East, -6.0685° South, depth 132.42 km. Unique identifier: us20005fx0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fx0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 233 km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia.
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