A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 208 km E of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (129 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Flying Fish Cove in Christmas Island (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005i2t. Event ids that are associated: us10005i2t. The temblor was detected at 04:08:55 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 107.5495 East, latitude -10.055 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 21:08:55 / May 17, 2016 @ 9:08 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 208 km E of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.
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