A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Northern Territory, Australia (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:44:04 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005iyk. Event ids that are associated: us10005iyk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 18:14:04 / May 20, 2016 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 129.8053° East, latitude -25.5343° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one 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.
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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. 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: Northern Territory, Australia.
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