A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 137 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia (85 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.88 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 01:53:31 / November 19, 2016 @ 1:53 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:53:31 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007abx. Id of event: us10007abx. Exact location, longitude 126.3772° East, latitude 1.779° North, depth = 44.88 km.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 seven and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 137 km ENE of Bitung, Indonesia.
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