A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Nioumachoua in Comoros. The temblor was reported at 04:08:44 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 43.2695 East, latitude -12.4971 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006r9h. Id of event: us10006r9h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 01:08:44 / September 21, 2016 @ 1:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Comoros (c. 773 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ouella, Moroni, Fomboni (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Moroni (c. 42 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fomboni (c. 15 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ouella (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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