A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 128 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia (80 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 126.4984 East, latitude 1.5452 North, depth = 52.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.21 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:47:56 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kyg. Id of event: us20005kyg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 18:47:56 / April 22, 2016 @ 6:47 pm.
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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 128 km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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