A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia (101 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sibolga in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 97.9727° East, 0.5041° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 21:09:12 / April 16, 2016 @ 9:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 04:09:12 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j2i. Id of event: us20005j2i.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 163 km SSW of Sibolga, Indonesia.
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