A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Saparua in Indonesia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pwz. Id of event: us10006pwz. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 19:45:55 / September 15, 2016 @ 7:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Saparua in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:55 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 128.9893° East, latitude -3.8696° South, depth = 114.44 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ambon (c. 355 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Amahai (c. 47 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambon, Amahai (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 sixty-eight 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SE of Saparua, Indonesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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