A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Banda Aceh in Indonesia on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 19:24:44 / December 18, 2016 @ 7:24 pm. Event id: us200082ej. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082ej. A tsunami warning has been issued near Banda Aceh in Indonesia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 94.5953 East, latitude 5.4001 North, depth = 53.21 km. The temblor was detected at 01:24:44 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.21 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Banda Aceh (c. 250 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sabang (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabang, Banda Aceh. Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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