A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 176 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (109 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.46 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.8392 East, latitude 11.3295 North, depth = 56.46 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:24:56 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 11:24:56 / April 12, 2016 @ 11:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hdl. Id of event: us20005hdl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 176 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.
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